Indians are overjoyed that the Telugu movie RRR, the country’s first Golden Globe winner, has achieved history.
The endearing musical number from the film Naatu Naatu received the award for best original song, besting rivals Rihanna and Taylor Swift.
The popular song was filmed in 2021 in front of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s official residence.
While accepting the trophy, the song’s composer, MM Keeravani, expressed his happiness at the song’s success.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the many Indians who expressed their joy at the news in their country.
Mr. Modi praised the team, saying that the “top honour has made every Indian very proud.” A Grammy-winning musician named AR Rahman described the victory as a “paradigm shift.”
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan tweeted that he “woke up and started dancing to Naatu Naatu” in response to the news.
One of India’s most expensive films, the glittering action epic has been a huge box office success both domestically and abroad, notably in the US. Jessica Chastain, a Hollywood actress, tweeted on Monday that watching the film was “such a celebration.”
A Hindi version of the film spent weeks in the US Top 10 Most Watched Titles list after its May 2022 Netflix release.
According to choreographer Prem Rakshit, who claimed to have devised roughly 95 dance steps for the song, there are 30 different variations of the signature dance step in the chorus alone. After around 19 months after the initial dispute, a fantastic fusion of dancing styles emerged, including a vintage barn stomp, a little Gangnam Style gallop, and traditional Bollywood dances.
A lot of individuals in the film industry and other people concurred when the father of Telugu actor Charan, Chiranjeevi Konidela, called it a “phenomenal, historic win.”
Additionally nominated for a 1985 Golden Globe for “Best Foreign Language Film,” RRR lost out to Argentina.