Naatu Naatu from Bollywood blockbuster RRR has made historical past because the first Indian tune to win an Academy Award, taking the Oscar for greatest unique music rating.
With its catchy refrain and energetic choreography, the tune sparked a viral TikTok problem as folks tried to grasp the acrobatic strikes.
The Telagu-language tune by MM Keeravani and Chandrabose beat competitors from pop heavyweights Rihanna and Lady Gaga.
It has already seen nice success through the 2023 awards season, having scooped greatest tune accolades at each the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards.
On accepting the award, 61-year-old Keeravani stated: “I grew up listening to The Carpenters and now here I am with the Oscars“.
He went on to sing to the melody of pop tune Top Of The World with bespoke lyrics: “There was only one wish on my mind… RRR has to win, pride of every Indian, and must put me on top of your world.”
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The music video was shot in entrance of Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s official residence in Kyiv in 2021, months earlier than Russia invaded Ukraine.
The crew took 15 days to shoot the scene, which featured about 50 dancers and 400 extras.
In an interview with Variety in January, director SS Rajamouli stated he wished to discover the film’s anti-colonial themes by an motion sequence that noticed the movie’s two major Indian actors out-dance the British.
The historic win was matched by a second Indian triumph as The Elephant Whisperers was named greatest brief documentary.