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Twitter Reacted To RRR Winning Best Original Song At The Golden Globes

Here’s everything to know about the surprise win.

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 10: 80th Annual GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: M.M. Keeravani ...
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At the 2023 Golden Globes, “Naatu Naatu” from RRR was up against several formidable contenders in the category of Best Original Song, including Taylor Swift’s “Carolina” from Where the Crawdads Sing, Rihanna’s “Lift Me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and Lady Gaga’s “Hold My Hand” from Top Gun: Maverick. However, “Naatu Naatu” was ultimately able to bring home the honor at the Jan. 10 ceremony.

Composer M.M. Keeravaani took to the stage to accept the award. He said he planned not to follow the “age-old practice” of saying the award belongs to someone besides himself, but he wasn’t able to resist, crediting several people for the song’s success, including S. S. Rajamouli, his brother and RRR’s director.

“I did not guess there would be this kind of response for this song, even in my dreams,” Keeravani recently told Variety. “But as a paradoxical statement, it’s a dream coming true.” He’s not the only one pleasantly surprised by the success of “Naatu Naatu,” however. Variety writes that the tune was the underdog going into the 2023 Golden Globes race, and according to Pen Studios, the film’s distributor, it’s the first Asian song to ever take home the Golden Globe for Best Original Song.

Viewers took to Twitter to share in the excitement over RRR’s big win.

Several viewers shared that they’d finally be watching RRR after its Golden Globe win. If you’re wondering where to stream RRR, that’s an easy one! The three-hour film is available on Netflix right now.

While the Golden Globe success of RRR may come as a surprise to fans who were rooting for Swift, Rihanna, or Lady Gaga, the Indian film has been a massive international success — and even included two theatrical releases in the United States. Distributor Dylan Marchetti of Variance Films told The New York Times that RRR has been a “gateway drug” for viewers otherwise unfamiliar with Indian cinema.