It was a night of surprises and firsts at the 2023 Golden Globe Awards as the Indian film RRR won the award for Best Original Song for the global viral hit “Naatu Naatu.” Accepting the award was composer M.M. Keeravani, who dedicated it to his brother Rahul Sipligunj, Kala Bhairava, and the programmers who “animated the ‘Naatu Naatu’ song.”
“Naatu Naatu” had some stiff competition in the Best Original Song category, beating out Taylor Swift for “Carolina” from Where the Crawdads Sing, Lady Gaga for “Hold My Hand” from Top Gun: Maverick and Rihanna for “Lift Me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
The win marks the first nomination and first win for Kala Bhairava, M.M. Keeravani, and Rahul Sipligunj, who all contributed to the song’s success. The film RRR is directed by SS Rajamouli, and stars the likes of Ram Charan, Jr. NTR, Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn and others.
The success of “Naatu Naatu” is a testament to the hard work of the cast and crew. With its win at the Golden Globe Awards, it is clear that their efforts have been rewarded.