Scripting history for South Asian entertainment, mega-blockbuster RRR was awarded the prestigious Best Original Song for Naatu Naatu at the Golden Globe Awards 2023. The song, created by composer-songwriter M.M. Keeravani, became a sensation across India and beyond as it showcased the movie’s widely popular Telugu stars, Jr NTR and Ram Charan, feet-tapping to the song’s groovy music in the period action drama created by S.S. Rajamouli. The stars feature as freedom fighters in a period drama set in British-occupied India in the 1920s. This historic win marks the second time a song crafted in India has won at the Golden Globe Awards.
Viewers across the world can stream the iconic movie on ZEE5 Global (www.zee5.com) in the Original language Telugu, along with Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada, and with English subtitles.
In 2022 alone, film amassed 1000 Million streaming minutes in the first 10 days of the launch, trending #1 in all 4 languages on ZEE5 Global.
While accepting the award on stage, composer MM Keeravani said, “Thank you very much HFPA for this prestigious award. I am very much overwhelmed by this great moment. I am excited to share this with my wife, who is sitting right there. It’s been an age-old practice to say that this award actually belongs to someone else. I was planning not to say those words when I got an award like this. But sorry to say, I am going to repeat the tradition because I mean my words. This award belongs to – in order of priority my brother and director of the movie SS Rajamouli, for his vision. I thank him for his constant trust in my work and support.”
Actress Alia Bhatt, who played a cameo role in the film also reacted to the big win on social media. Oscar-winning composer, AR Rahman, called the win a ‘paradigm shift’ while superstar Chiranjeevi regarded the win as ‘a Phenomenal, Historic Achievement.’
Watch ‘RRR’ in its original language, Telugu, on ZEE5 Global with English subtitles.