“Naatu Naatu” is India’s First Oscar Nominee 

“Naatu Naatu” is India’s First Oscar Nominee 

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The moving song “Naatu Naatu” from the blockbuster film “RRR” has been nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Original Song. The track has been recognized at one of the greatest award presentations in the world, which is a significant milestone for the Indian film industry.  

The song, written by lyricist Kanukuntla Chandrabose and composed by M. M. Keeravani, is a stirring ode to Indian liberation warriors Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem, who are featured in “RRR.” The lyrics encourage listeners to reflect on the sacrifices these legendary individuals made for their country by showcasing their courage and tenacity. The song is performed by Keeravani and has a mesmerizing melody and stirring lyrics.  

The song combines classical Indian instruments like the nadaswaram and mridangam with modern musical compositions. Consequently, listeners are treated to a distinctive and remarkable musical experience that holds their attention throughout. 

The period action movie “RRR,” which debuted in March 2022, is set during the height of India’s independence movement in the 1920s. Some of the most well-known actors in Indian cinema, including N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Ram Charan, Alia Bhatt, and Ajay Devgn appear in the film. Both viewers and reviewers enjoyed the film, which has been praised as an achievement for Indian cinema.  

The fact that “Naatu Naatu” has been nominated for an Oscar is a testimony to the skill and labor of the musicians and filmmakers who worked on the movie. The Indian film industry can benefit from this moment, as it shows that Indian cinema is appreciated and honored on a global level. In conclusion, the Academy Award candidacy of “Naatu Naatu” is a significant step forward for Indian songs and films.  

This moment of recognition will inspire future generations of Indian filmmakers to keep pushing the frontiers of creativity. Whether the song goes on to win the prize or not, the nomination is a pivotal moment in musical history. 

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