“Naatu Naatu” from SS Rajamouli’s RRR has won the Golden Globe for best original song. Composer MM Keeravani accepted the award in the presence of the film’s team, which included actors Ram Charan and Jr NTR. Sung by Kaala Bhairava and Rahul Sipligunj, the song came out ahead of several big names to win. Some topped the charts on release and others come from smash hit films – Rihanna’s “Lift Me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Taylor Swift’s “Carolina” from Where The Crawdads Sing, “Hold My Hand” from Top Gun: Maverick (co-written by Lady Gaga and Bloodpop) and “Ciao Papa” from Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio. Wednesday star Jenna Ortega announced the win at the 80th edition of the Golden Globes.
RRR is also nominated for Best Non-English Language Film, but it lost out to Argentina, 1985. The film has had an excellent run internationally, and has seen huge success after its release on Netflix. It has been shortlisted for the Oscars and the BAFTAs in addition to five nominations at the Critics Choice Awards. Rajamouli put great effort into promoting in the film in the USA, which became a major market for it.
Alia Bhatt, who has a cameo in the film, AR Rahman, Karan Johar, Shekhar Kapur and others from the industry came out to congratulate MM Keeravani and the entire team on their big win.
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In 2009, AR Rahman became the first Indian to bag a Golden Globe for his music on Slumdog Millionaire. Do Aakhen Barah Haath also made history as the first Indian film to receive a Golden Globes nomination in 1957.