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India celebrates Golden Globe for Best Original Song to ‘Naatu Naatu’

New Delhi, Jan 11 (EFE).- Politicians, actors and fans of the Indian film “RRR” celebrated Wednesday the Golden Globe for the Best Original Song to “Naatu Naatu,” composed by MM Keeravani for a film that has been screened across the world and broken several box office records.

“A very special accomplishment! Compliments to @mmkeeravaani,” tweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who also congratulated the entire team of the RRR, the first Indian movie to win a Golden Globe.

“This prestigious honour has made every Indian very proud,” the prime minister added.

Several Indian film stars also took the opportunity to celebrate the victory, including the well-known Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan.

“Just woke up and started dancing to Naatu Naatu celebrating your win at Golden Globes. Here’s to many more awards & making India so proud!!,” Khan tweeted refering to Keeravani’s success at the award function.

Other stars from the south of the country such as actor and filmmaker Mammootty also underlined the milestone, a recognition for the most expensive and highest grossing films in the history of the south Asian country.

“Delighted to see the world stand up for an Indian Cinema,” he tweeted.

“Naatu Naatu” beat competition from other songs from world famous artists such as Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Rihanna.

“RRR” also competed in the Best Foreign Film category, which went to “Argentina, 1985” by Argentine filmmaker Santiago Mitre.

“RRR” is an action-packed historical drama, set in the 1920s and loosely based on the lives of two historical figures, Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem, who fought against the British colonialism before India gained independence in 1947.

The film was filmed in Telugu, a regional language predominant in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, but was dubbed into three other languages including Hindi, the country’s most widely spoken language with nearly 530 million speakers. EFE


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