The moment every Indian has been waiting for is finally here, And, the verdict is out - 'Naatu Naatu' has won the Best Original Song award at the 95th Academy Awards on Monday, March 13 (IST). The song has created history by becoming the first track from any Indian film to win an award in the Best Original Song category. 'Naatu Naatu' in S.S. Rajamouli's RRR composed by M. M. Keeravani and featuring vocals of Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava, and picturized on the film's lead stars Ram Charan and Jr. NTR with choreography by Prem Rakshith emerged triumphant over 'Applause' - Sofia Carson (Tell It Like a Woman), Hold My Hand - Lady Gaga (Top Gun: Maverick), Lift Me Up - Rihanna (Black Pather Wakanda Forever), and This is a Life - Ryan Lott, David Byrne and Mitski (Everything Everywhere All at Once) at Oscars 2023. Below is The Academy's grand announcement:
'Naatu Naatu' from 'RRR' wins the Oscar for Best Original Song! #Oscars #Oscars95 pic.twitter.com/tLDCh6zwmn— The Academy (@TheAcademy) March 13, 2023
Expressing their joy at becoming India's first winner for the Best Original Song at Oscars 2023, the official RRR Twitter wrote, "We’re blessed that #RRRMovie is the first feature film to bring INDIA's first ever #Oscar in the Best Song Category with #NaatuNaatu! 💪🏻 No words can describe this surreal moment.🙏🏻 Dedicating this to all our amazing fans across the world. THANK YOU!! ❤️❤️❤️ JAI HIND!" Receiving their first Oscar awards, composer M. M. Keeravani joined by lyricist Chandrabose in his acceptance speech said, "Thank you, Academy. I grew up listening to the Carpenters, and now here I am with the Oscars," before breaking into song. He added, "There was only one wish on my mind ... RRR has to win, pride of every Indian, and must put me on the top of the world."
OSCAAAAARRRRRRR ❤️🔥❤️🔥❤️🔥❤️🔥❤️🔥— RRR Movie (@RRRMovie) March 13, 2023
We’re blessed that #RRRMovie is the first feature film to bring INDIA's first ever #Oscar in the Best Song Category with #NaatuNaatu! 💪🏻— RRR Movie (@RRRMovie) March 13, 2023
No words can describe this surreal moment. 🙏🏻
Dedicating this to all our amazing fans across the world. THANK YOU!! ❤️❤️❤️
JAI HIND!🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/9g5izBCUks
Earlier at the 95th Academy Awards, the 'Naatu Naatu' song was performed live, which went on to receive a standing ovation. The craze around the RRR song has been sweeping across the U.S. and has now taken over the Oscars. The 'Naatu Naatu' song performance was introduced by actress Deepika Padukone, with singers Rahul Sipligunj and Kalaa Bairavaa singing the song and Lauren Gottlieb and several other dancers performing the much-loved hook-step on stage.
.@jimmykimmel ❤️🔥❤️🔥❤️🔥 #Oscars95 #Oscars #RRRMovie #NaatuNaatu pic.twitter.com/FoITckdJBa— RRR Movie (@RRRMovie) March 13, 2023
Standing ovation for #NaatuNaatu Performance at the #Oscars95 ❤️🔥❤️🔥❤️🔥🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 #RRRMovie pic.twitter.com/kDwMNfnLM8— RRR Movie (@RRRMovie) March 13, 2023