RRR attended the 95th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, where they were a presenter, and totally dominated the competition. There is no doubt about being calm and carrying on after Naatu Naatu’s victory at the Academy Awards for Best Original Song; let’s be honest, was there ever any chance that it wouldn’t? The Academy Awards were given to composer MM Keeravaani and lyricist Chandrabose. As part of his acceptance speech, composer MM Keeravaani played a cover of the famous song “Top of the World” by The Carpenters.
The incredibly popular song is taken from the movie RRR, which was directed by SS Rajamouli and also stars Ram Charan and Jr. NTR, all of whom were in attendance at the Academy Awards. Naatu Naatu triumphed over a formidable field of rivals, including Lady Gaga’s “Hold My Hand” from “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Lift Me Up” by Rihanna from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” “This Is A Life” by “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” and “Applause” by “Tell It Like A Woman.”
It was the second victory for an Indian film; the first one, for Best Documentary Short Subject, went to The Elephant Whisperers. Although All That Breathes was also considered for the Oscar in the category of Best Documentary Feature Film, the award ultimately went to Navalny.
The members of the Indian film community came together to offer their congratulations to the RRR cast and crew following Naatu Naatu’s huge win at the Oscars. The legendary actors Rajinikanth and Chiranjeevi, as well as the RRR cast members Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn, as well as the Academy Award–winning composer AR Rahman and the actors Hrithik Roshan and Mahesh Babu, were among the many celebrities who sent their congratulations after the film’s triumphant showing.
Because Naatu Naatu also took home the Golden Globe in January for Best Original Music, the band’s dominance on the international stage is now complete. During the Oscars, the song was given a live performance by singers Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava, and dancer Lauren Gottlieb performed the accompanying choreography. After Persis Khambatta and Priyanka Chopra, the performance was presented by Deepika Padukone. She is the third Indian presenter to attend the event in this capacity.