With a historic Oscar musical victory, M.M. Keeravani has brought attention back to India. In the best original song category, Keeravani’s exuberant hymn “Naatu Naatu” from the movie “RRR” took first place. The music was composed by Keeravani, with lyrics by Chandrabose.
Keeravani stated backstage, “It’s just the beginning of everything. “People worldwide, especially in the West, are more interested in Indian and Asian music. It’s simply past due. I’m overjoyed that I’ve let the world in and accepted my culture.
The first song from an Indian movie, “Naatu Naatu,” has been nominated for and won an Academy Award for best original song. After telling the Oscar audience that he grew up listening to The Carpenters, Keeravani launched into their song “Top of the World.” The first song from an Indian movie, “Naatu Naatu,” has been nominated for and won an Academy Award for best original song. One of the most famous scenes from the Telugu action epic “RRR” is “Naatu Naatu,” which features catchy music and a dance performance by Ram Charan and N.T. Rama Rao Jr.
Popularity of the Song
Outside the movie, the song has gone popular, garnering over 122 million views on YouTube and sparking a TikTok competition where users try to replicate the acrobatic dance-off.
Keeravani claimed in a recent interview that he felt compelled to utilise the Oscars as a platform to promote other Indian artists. It’s crucial, he said, so that the world can love Indian music more than ever. “It’s necessary so that more and more music and amazing performers from my country will have a chance to gain this sort of exposure,” he said.
Bollywood diva Deepika Padukone attended the Oscars on Sunday to introduce “Naatu Naatu,” which was nominated for the best original song but ultimately won the award. In delivering the song, she underlined its anti-colonialist sentiments — but it’s also “a tremendous banger,” she remarked. Playback singers Kaala Bhairava and Rahul Sipligunj accompanied a group of vivacious dancers during the “Naatu Naatu” performance. The movie’s two main actors, NT Rama Rao Jr. and Ram Charan sat out the performance.
Even though Padukone is most well-known for her Hindi-language movies, she began her career in South Indian cinema with the Kannada-language film “Aishwarya.” The 37-year-old, who is already well-known throughout the world, had a noteworthy year outside of India. She also sat on the jury for May’s 75th Cannes Film Festival. At the World Cup final in Qatar, she went out with former Spain goalie Iker Casillas holding the trophy. She most recently acted alongside Indian superstar Shah Rukh Khan in the popular film “Pathaan,” which earned $5.9 million in its first weekend in North America alone.