Naatu Naatu wins Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song


Mia Lin

In the recent 80th Golden Globe Awards, “Naatu Naatu,” an original Telugu song in the internationally known movie, “RRR,” won Best Original Song.

Srishti Jadhav, Staff Writer

In the recent 80th Golden Globe Awards, held in Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, “Naatu Naatu,” an original Telugu song in the internationally known movie, “RRR,” won Best Original Song beating top artists such as Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and Lady Gaga. 

The Golden Globe Awards are awards bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). The Golden Globes are held in January to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of American and International film and television. The first Golden Globe Award ceremony was in January 1944 at the 20th Century Fox studios. There, Jennifer Jones was awarded Best Actress for her movie, “The Song Of Bernadette,” which also won best film. Paul Lucas won Best Actor for his movie, “Watch on the Rhine.” During these early times, the awards were presented as scrolls rather than today’s modern-day statuette.

The film “RRR” is directed by S.S. Rajamouli, produced by D.V.V. Danayya, and written by K.V. Vijayendra Prasad. This film is about the friendship between two men, a police officer, Alluri Sitarama Raju (A. Rama Raju), played by Ram Charan, and a tribe member, Komaram Bheem, played by N. T. Rama Rao Jr., unaware that they are on opposing teams. The movie takes place in 1920 when the British were ruling over India. It starts when administrator Scott Buxton and his wife Catherine visit a forest in Adilabad, where they capture Malli, a young girl with a beautiful singing voice, from the Gond tribe. The tribe’s guardian, Komran Bheem, is enraged by this act and leaves for Delhi to rescue the little girl. Meanwhile, a member in favor of British rule warns Scott of the danger. Catherine assigns A. Rama Raju, an excellent officer in the Indian Imperial Police to find Bheem and demolish the threat. During his journey, Raju crosses paths with Bheem and the two become great friends, both oblivious to the fact that they are on opposing sides.

The song “Naatu Naatu” won Best Original Song in the Golden Globe Awards this year, making it the first Asian song to win a Golden Globes Award. This song is written by M. M. Keeravani and features lyrics by Chandrabose, a Telugu lyricist, and is sung by Rahul Siplingunj and Kaala Bhairava. The song was filmed outside President Zelensky’s Palace in Kyiv, Ukraine, before the war. The song takes place during a garden party with very unwelcoming British guests. The main characters, A Rama Raju and Komaram Bheem impress everyone with their mind-blowing dance moves during the song.

“It’s a masterpiece,” eighth grader Lakshya Jaiganesh said. “What else can I say? The beats, the dance, the visuals are just perfection. There’s a reason it won a Golden Globe.”

“It’s very lively and active, and it’s the turning point in the movie,” eighth grader Andrew Hoffman says. “It shows the relationship between the characters.”

When I heard this news, it made me ecstatic! I love this song because of its rhythm and tone of it and I’ve never heard of a Bollywood song winning an international award. This is a significant achievement in the Indian film industry. We can see how creatively developing countries such as India, are catching up with the rest of the world. This also serves as inspiration for the new generations ahead and shows that anything is possible if you give it your all. One big accomplishment gives us a stronger ambition to keep growing and continue making more accomplishments.

Update: Naatu Naatu also recently won an Oscar