Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated the “RRR” team after its hit track “Naatu Naatu” won a Golden Globe award and said the prestigious honour had made every Indian very proud.
The song from the blockbuster film won the ‘best original song-motion picture’ award. It is the first Indian production to win a Golden Globe.
PM Modi tweeted that “A very special accomplishment! Compliments to @mmkeeravaani, Prem Rakshith, Kaala Bhairava, Chandrabose, @Rahulsipligunj. I also congratulate @ssrajamouli, @tarak9999, @AlwaysRamCharan and the entire team of @RRRMovie . This prestigious honour has made every Indian very proud,” the prime minister tweeted.
S S Rajamouli’s hit film “RRR” was also nominated in the best picture-non English category but lost to “Argentina, 1985”.
Composed by veteran music director MM Keeravaani, “Naatu Naatu” has been a rage ever since the release of the Ram Charan and Jr NTR-fronted “RRR” last March. “Naatu Naatu is on the Oscar shortlist along with 14 others.
RRR is the first Indian film in over two decades to be nominated for the Golden Globe Awards. The other two films that have ever been nominated from India in the foreign language category were the 1988 film Salaam Bombay! and the 2001 film Monsoon Wedding, both directed by Mira Nair.