The Indian film industry has achieved a historic feat at the 95th Academy Awards, as the song ‘Natu Natu’ from the blockbuster film RRR won the Oscar for Best Original Song. This is the first time a song from a fully homegrown Indian movie has won this prestigious award.
‘Natu Natu’ is a catchy and upbeat Telugu-language song that celebrates the spirit of freedom and rebellion. The song is composed by M.M. Keeravaani, written by Chandrabose, and sung by Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava. The song features in the film RRR, a fictionalized account of the lives of two Indian freedom fighters, Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem, played by Ram Charan and Jr NTR, respectively.
The song was performed live at the Oscars ceremony by Sipligunj and Bhairava, who received a standing ovation from the audience. The song beat out four other nominees: ‘Be Alive’ from King Richard, ‘Down to Joy’ from Belfast, ‘Dos Oruguitas’ from Encanto, and ‘No Time to Die’ from No Time to Die.
The team of RRR expressed their joy and gratitude on social media, thanking the fans, the Academy, and the director of the film, S.S. Rajamouli. Rajamouli said that he was proud of his team and that this award was a recognition of the talent and hard work of Indian filmmakers.
RRR is one of the most successful films of 2022, breaking box office records in India and abroad. The film also stars Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn, Olivia Morris, and Ray Stevenson in pivotal roles5. The film has been praised for its epic scale, stunning visuals, thrilling action sequences, and powerful performances.
The Oscar win for ‘Natu Natu’ is a milestone for Indian cinema, which has previously won only six Oscars in its history. The last Indian to win an Oscar was A.R. Rahman for his music in Slumdog Millionaire in 20095. The Oscar win for ‘Natu Natu’ is expected to boost the popularity and reach of Indian films worldwide.