Congratulatory messages pour in for Oscar to Naatu Naatu
HYDERABAD: Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan and Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao congratulated the ‘RRR’ team on winning the Oscar award for the song ‘Naatu Naatu’. In his message, the Chief Minister stated that the words used in the song reflected the culture of Telangana, the interest of the Telugu people and the diversity of public life.
As congratulatory messages poured in after S.S.Rajamouli's magnum opus RRR's song, ‘Naatu Naatu’ bagged the prestigious Academy Award under the Best Original Song category, Rao said, “It is a matter of pride for all Telugu people that a Telugu film showcased its capability on the universal film platform and won the prestigious Oscar award,” he said.
He stated that it is wonderful that films are being made in the Telugu film industry that is on par with Hollywood in terms of production values and technology. “This honour is a source of pride not just for Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, but also for the Telugu and Dravidian languages, as well as for the entire country,” he noted. The Governor, on the other hand, stated that “The song... reflects the true power of the native Telugu lyrics and music.”
Minister K.T.Rama Rao took to Twitter to congratulate the entire team of RRR for the Oscar. “I join a Billion Indians in celebrating the Honour for NaatuNaatu.” Congratulating M.M. Keeravani and lyricist Bose, he tweeted, “The man of the moment, a brilliant storyteller who has made India proud @ssrajamouli Garu Both my brothers, the superstars @AlwaysRamCharan and @tarak9999 put your dancing shoes on”.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy said, “The #Telugu flag is flying higher! I’m filled with pride about a Telugu song that so beautifully celebrates our folk heritage, being given its due recognition internationally today. @ssrajamouli, @tarak9999, @AlwaysRamCharan and @mmkeeravaani have truly redefined excellence! Congratulations to @ssrajamouli, @tarak9999, @AlwaysRamCharan, @mmkeeravaani, @boselyricist, #PremRakshit, @kaalabhairava7, @Rahulsipligunj and the entire team of @RRRMovie. Thank you for making me, crores of Telugu people across the world and all Indians incredibly proud!
Union minister G. Kishan Reddy stated that the high-energy track from the RRR film had once again demonstrated to the world the calibre of Telugu cinema.
"This is a Telugu song's world coronation. Telugu people should be proud... I strongly believe that Telugu cinema will achieve even more success in the future," stated TPCC president Revanth Reddy.
In a tweet, former vice-president M. Venkaih Naidu congratulated the team. Several union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, and several other leaders congratulated the team. "....as predicted and highly deserved. Jaiho to both of you and the #RRR team!! #RRRatOSCARS” " remarked Oscar-winning musician A.R. Rahman.
Congratulatory messages also flowed in for the documentary film ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ which won the award in the category of Best Documentary Short Film. Indian films winning at the Oscars brought a fresh wave of energy to Indian cinema as it united people across the nation in celebrating the idea of victory and one nation.
Shahrukh Khan called both projects, ‘RRR’ and ‘Elephant Whisperers’ “truly inspirational.” He tweeted: “Thank you for showing us all, the way to do it.”
Ajay Devgn, who had an extended cameo in ‘RRR’ wrote, “As it is often said, cinema speaks a universal language.”
Karan Johar said, “Historic!!! OMG, I was jumping on my bed so so so proud.”
“Such a historic, proud and happy moment for Indian cinema,” said Hrithik Roshan
Nagarjuna Akkineni called it a historic moment for Indian cinema. “You make us proud!! What an incredible day for India... You showed the world the power of Indian storytelling…”
Prabhas said history would remember RRR as the first Indian film to be honoured with an Oscar while Mahesh Babu said, “Crossing all boundaries!!... A jubilant moment for Indian cinema.”
“What an incredible moment… It’s an Oscar baby,” said Samantha Ruth Prabhu.