‘Never dreamed of an Oscar in my wildest dream’: RRR director SS Rajamouli responds to Naatu Naatu nomination


Indian filmmaker SS Rajamouli penned a lengthy thank you note on Tuesday after his RRR made it to its 95th Oscar nominations as Naatu Naatu entered the race in the Best Original Song category.

The Baahubali director took to Twitter and shared a post that read, “My peddanna got an Oscar nomination for his song in my movie…I can’t ask for more…I’m currently doing Naatu Naatu more powerful than Tarak and Charan…Chandra Bose garu..Congratulations…Oscar stage meedha mana paata…thank you…Prem master your contribution to the song is invaluable..my personal Oscar goes to you..Bhairava`s BGM is what inspired me to continue with ava`s Naatu Naatu after much hesitation.Love you Bhairi babu..baland Super energetic vocals from Rahul and Bhairava enhanced the song..”

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The film’s song, Naatu Naatu, has officially entered the Oscars race in the Best Original Song category. “The main reason is Tarak and Charan’s synchronization and style. They danced their way into the hearts of audiences all over the world…Sorry for the torture. But I won’t hesitate to do it again.. “I never dreamed of an Oscar, even in my wildest dream! It’s the fans of Naatu Naatu and RRR who believed in it. They put the idea in our minds and pushed us forward,” the post continues.

“A big hug to all of you crazy fans..It was only possible thanks to Karthikeya’s tireless and relentless efforts. Proud of you Karth..My brothers at Walls & Trends worked 24×7 giving shoutouts and making sure everyone heard about the movie and the song. Thank you, Pradeep, Harsha and Chaitanya. Efficiently handled by Accolade, Variance, Potentate, Divergent and Cinetic… Thank you… One more step to go…- SS RAJAMOULI,” he concluded.

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After a stellar winning streak at Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards, the movie is officially in the running for the Academy Awards. Previously, Naatu Naatu won the Golden Globes for the category ‘Best original Song’. The song also won the Critics Choice Award in the same category. The film also won Best Foreign Language Film at the Critics Choice Award. If RRR wins the Oscars, it will be the most memorable, remarkable, golden moment for the Indian film industry.

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The film is a fictional story based on the lives of two Telugu freedom fighters, Alluri Seetharama Raju and Komaram Bheem. Ram Charan and Jr NTR played lead roles respectively. The film collected more than Rs 1,200 crore worldwide. Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn and Shriya Saran also starred in the film.

This lyrical composition of MM Keeravani’s ‘Naatu Naatu’, energetic rendition by singers Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava, unique choreography by Prem Rakshith and lyrics by Chandrabose are all elements that make this ‘RRR’ mass anthem a perfect dance madness. (with input from ANI)

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