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After taking the award for Best Original Song at the Golden Globes, RRR has also been nominated in the same category at this year’s Academy Awards. This is the first time a truly homegrown Indian movie song has been nominated for Best Original Song at the Oscars, but for some fans, it isn’t enough.
The song, “Naatu Naatu”, was apparently so infectious it made Academy members “want to put on their dancing shoes” according to Variety, which is no surprise given the global fame this song has seen, with over 116 million views on YouTube currently. The choreography for the piece is superb, showing off the skill and stamina of stars Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava as they outdance the wealthy British colonists at a rather “elite” soiree.
It isn’t just the song that has people crazy for the film, as it has become one of the biggest global blockbusters and most talked-about offerings of 2022. Many feel that this film had so much more to offer than just the fantastic song though, and was hoping that it could have even been nominated for Best Picture, feeling that it was snubbed in this category. The film had been put forward for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay amongst others, but Best Original Song was ultimately the only category it has actually found itself nominated for.
Prior to the nominations being announced many were manifesting that the film would find itself in that category.
Some had it down for a lot more categories, and given that it is cinematically stunning, it is a shame it wasn’t nominated for Best Cinematography.