On January 13, 2023, on the stage of the Golden Globes, history was made when “Naatu Naatu” from SS Rajamouli’s “RRR” was awarded the trophy for Best Original Song.
The song’s music composer MM Keeravaani, who accepted the trophy on behalf of the team, got emotional on stage during his speech.
He said, “Thank you very much for this important Golden Globe award, HFPA. I am quite amazed by this momentous occasion and am thrilled to share my joy with my wife. It has long been customary to assert that this prize does not belong to me. I, therefore, intended to refrain from uttering such comments if I were to receive this honour. However, I regret to inform you that I will continue this practise since I am sincere.”
Keeravani went on to thank Rajamouli, the film’s lead stars Ram Charan and Jr NTR, as well as the song’s lyricist, co-composers, programmers and scene animator. “This award belongs to, in order of priority, my brother and director of the movie SS Rajamouli for his constant trust in my work and support.
“We owe a great debt of gratitude to Mr. Prem Rakshit, the man responsible for animating the “Naatu Naatu” song. Both Kaala Bhairava, the arranger, and Mr. Chandrabose, the poet, deserve credit for the beautiful music they created. The song was performed with great vigour by Mr Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava. Dancing with all their might to the tune were NT Ramarao and Ram Charan. A heartfelt “thank you” to everyone involved “, Keeravaani remarked.
The song composer was continuing with his acceptance speech when he was played offstage with music as his time got over. ‘Naatu Naatu’ was nominated alongside Taylor Swift’s “Carolina” from “Where The Crawdads Sing”, “Ciao Papa” from Guillermo del Toro’s “Pinocchio”, Lady Gaga’s “Hold My Hand” from “Top Gun: Maverick” and Rihanna’s “Lift Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”.
Sung by Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava, The audience absolutely adored “Naatu Naatu,” which was initially released in March 2022. More than 111 million people have listened to the song while watching it on YouTube. In addition, more than 217 million people have watched the video for the song “Naacho Naacho” in its original language, Hindi.