Indian song Naatu Naatu ‘out-dancing rich British men’ from ‘RRR’ wins Best Original Song at Golden Globes (Video)
Wednesday 11 January 2023 8:16 AM UTC
LOS ANGELES Jan 11: An Indian song Naatu Naatu from the film RRR has won the Best Original Song at Golden Globes 2023 held last night and makes it the first Indian song to win the award. RRR is a 2022 Indian Telugu-language epic action drama film directed by S. S. Rajamouli.
The music video is a direct clip from a scene in RRR, which features Ram (Ram Charan) and Bheem (N. T. Rama Rao Jr.) singing the lyrics and out-dancing the rich British men at a fancy British party, encouraged by Bheem’s love interest Jenny (Olivia Morris).
By the song’s climax, Ram and Bheem ignite a dance battle between themselves and the British men, who each fall down one by one as they fail to keep up; and despite being cheered for, Ram pretends to injure his leg and falls over to allow Bheem to win the battle and impress Jenny. The dance was choreographed by Prem Rakshith.
Sharing the iconic moment when Naatu Naatu won the Golden Globe, SS Rajamouli wrote in his tweet: “Speechless. Music truly knows no boundaries.” SS Rajamouli referred to Naatu Naatu composer MM Keeravaani as “peddanna” (big brother) in his tweet and added, “Congratulations and thank you PEDDANNA for giving me Naatu Naatu. This one is special.” The filmmaker added, “I thank each and every fan across the globe for shaking their leg and making it popular ever since the release #GoldenGlobes.”
Music truly knows no boundaries.
Congratulations & thank you PEDDANNA for giving me #NaatuNaatu. This one is special.:)
RRR, set in the 1920’s, is a fictitious story based on two legendary freedom fighters – Alluri Seetharamaraju and Komaram Bheem. It boasts of an impressive cast which includes Ram Charan, Jr NTR in the lead roles and Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn, Olivia Morris, Samuthirakani, Alison Doody, Ray Stevenson in supporting roles. The film opened to an overwhelming response from the audience, both in India and across the globe.