The 80th Golden Globes awarded Naatu Naatu, the upbeat hit from SS Rajamouli’s RRR, with the Best Song (Motion Picture) award. The song, which celebrates the friendship and dance-inspired energy of RRR’s lead actors Ram Charan and Jr. NTR, triumphed at the Golden Globes over competitors including Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Taylor Swift.
Ram Charan said that if the film wins the Oscar, he and Jr. NTR will probably perform a dance on stage as well. Naatu Naatu has also been shortlisted in the Original Song category for the 95th Academy Awards. The veteran music director MM Keeravani composed the Telugu song Naatu Naatu, which was sung by Kala Bhairava and Rahul Sipligunj.
If Naatu Naatu receives a nomination, Charan was asked if he would dance with Jr. NTR on the Oscars stage in an interview for the NBP podcast. “Of course, if they are going to give us an award, why not. We will do it 17 times back again.”
The Golden Globe victory for best song increases RRR’s chances of winning big again during the Hollywood award season, which culminates with the Oscars, whose nominations will be revealed on January 24.
The New York Film Critics Circle recently awarded SS Rajamouli with the Best Director award for his work on RRR. The filmmaker was announced as the recipient of the honour in December, and he personally accepted the trophy at a banquet held at New York’s TAO Downtown Restaurant.
RRR is a fictionalised story of a pre-independence period that centres on the two real-life Indian rebels Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem, played by Ram Charan and Jr. NTR, respectively.