Oscars 2023: RRR’s Naatu Naatu gets a historic win. Ram Charan, Jr NTR, Ajay Devgn and others react. RRR’s Naatu Naatu won the Oscar for Best Original Song at the 95th Academy Awards. The historic win went to composer M.M. Keeravani and lyricist Chandrabose.
This is the first song from an Indian production to win an Oscar and the second track by an Indian composer after Slumdog Millionaire’s Jai Ho, which was composed by AR Rahman.
Ram Charan said, “Congratulations to everyone on the ‘RRR’ team including our director S.S. Rajamouli, the composer and lyricist of ‘Naatu Naatu’, M.M. Keeravaani and Chandrabose the vocalists who sang it, Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava, our choreographer Prem Rakshith, and the cast who brought this song to life, and to the world. ‘Naatu Naatu’ has become a global phenomenon and proof that a great story, as well a great song can transcend language and borders. This song is no longer our song. ‘Naatu Naatu’ belongs to the public and the people of every age and culture who have embraced it. I would also like to congratulate Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga for their big win for The Elephant Whisperers. It’s a great moment for India today!”
Oscars 2023: RRR’s Naatu Naatu gets a historic win. Ram Charan, Jr NTR, Ajay Devgn and others react
Jr NTR reacting to the news said, “I cannot find the words to express my elation right now. This is not just a win for RRR but for India as a country. I believe this is just the beginning. Showing us how far Indian cinema can go. Congratulations to Keeravaani Garu and Chandrabose Garu. Of course, none of this would have been possible without a master storyteller called SS Rajamouli and the audiences who showered us with all the love. I would also like to congratulate the team of ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ on their win today bringing another Oscar to India.”
As congratulations poured in, several celebrities including Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, and Chiranjeevi reacted to the news.
Megastar Chiranjeevi wrote, “#NaatuNaatu ON TOP OF THE WORLD !!! And THE OSCAR for the Best Original Song Goes To : Take a Bow ..@mmkeeravaani garu & @boselyricist @kaalabhairava7 @Rahulsipligunj #PremRakshith @tarak9999 @AlwaysRamCharan And the One & Only @ssrajamouli”
Ajay Devgn wrote, “As it is often said, cinema speaks a universal language. Congratulations to the teams of #RRR and #TheElephantWhisperers for their #Oscar wins. It’s a proud moment.”
Hrithik Roshan wrote, “Such a historic, proud & happy moment for Indian Cinema at #Oscars95 ! Many congratulations to the team of Best Documentary Short Film #TheElephantWhisperers & Team RRR for Best Original Song #NaatuNaatu !! More power to you all.”
Naatu Naatu was also performed on the Oscars 2023 stage. The performance earned applause and a standing ovation.
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