Venkaiah Naidu, Kejriwal and Cong congratulate 'RRR' team on Oscar recognition for 'Naatu, Naatu'
Former Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan, superstar Chiranjeevi and several other Telugu film personalities and political leaders expressed joy and pride over 'Naatu, Naatu' song from SS Rajamouli's period action film 'RRR' winning an Oscar award.
"Congratulations to composer Keeravani garu, lyricist Chandra Bose, ace director Rajamouli garu, & the crew of #RRR movie for making history by winning the prestigious #Oscar Award for the Best Original Song for the popular number, #NaatuNaatu," Venkaiah Naidu tweeted.
Soundararajan also took to Twitter to congratulate the 'RRR' team.
"Congratulations @RRRMovie team You made INDIAN'S& telugu film industry Proud by #Oscar," she said.
Chiranjeevi complemented 'RRR' director SS Rajamouli, music director MM Keeravani, lyricist Chandrabose and others who were involved in making the song.
"NaatuNaatu ON TOP OF THE WORLD !!! And THE OSCAR for the Best Original Song Goes To : Take a Bow .. @mmkeeravaani garu & @boselyricist kaalabhairava7Rahulsipligunj #PremRakshith @tarak9999 @AlwaysRamCharan And the One & Only @ssrajamouli," he tweeted.
Chiranjeevi's son Ram Charan is one of the heroes in 'RRR'.
Actor-turned-politician and Jana Sena Party founder Pawan Kalyan said the award has made Indians proud.
The Oscar award and other international recognition to 'RRR' would inspire Indian directors, actors and writers, he said.
State BJP president and MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar and state Congress chief A Revanth Reddy also congratulated the 'RRR' team.
"Naatu Naatu," the peppy, foot-tapping chartbuster from SS Rajamouli's Telugu period action film "RRR", waltzed its way to history by becoming the first Indian track to win the Academy Award in the Best Original Song category.
"Naatu Naatu", "Naacho Naacho" in Hindi, is composed by MM Keeravaani and penned by Chandrabose.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday congratulated India's Oscar winners "The Elephant Whisperers" and "RRR" and said their accolade was a proud moment for every Indian.
"Naatu Naatu", the peppy foot-tapping chartbuster from SS Rajamouli's Telugu period action film "RRR", waltzed its way to history by becoming the first Indian track to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
In a tweet in Hindi, Kejriwal said, "This is a proud moment for the Indian film industry as well as the entire country. Congratulations to the team of 'RRR' film for winning the Oscars for your wonderful song." Tamil documentary "The Elephant Whisperers" created history at the 95th Academy Awards by becoming the first Indian production to win in the Documentary Short Subject category. Directed by debutante Kartiki Gonsalves, the Netflix documentary bested "Haulout", "How Do You Measure a Year?", "The Martha Mitchell Effect" and "Stranger at the Gate" to scoop the trophy.
"Huge congratulations to the entire team behind 'The Elephant Whisperers' for winning the Oscar in the Best Documentary Short film category. You have made every Indian proud," Kejriwal tweeted.
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge and former party chief Rahul Gandhi on Monday hailed the teams behind the song "Naatu Naatu" and the Tamil documentary "The Elephant Whisperers" for their respective wins at the Oscars, saying the achievement have done India proud.
While "Naatu Naatu", the chartbuster from SS Rajamouli's Telugu period action film "RRR", became the first Indian track to win the Academy Award in the Best Original Song category, "The Elephant Whisperers" created history at awards by becoming the maiden Indian production to win in the Documentary Short Subject category.
"We join millions of Indians in rejoicing at the great news of Naatu Naatu from 'RRR' winning the Oscar for Best Original Song. Thank you for bringing so much joy and happiness to India," Kharge said in a tweet.
Many congratulations to the entire team of "RRR", he added.
Lauding the win of "The Elephant Whisperers", Gandhi said the heartwarming story of India's efforts in elephant conservation from the Madumalai Forest Reserve has brought accolades to the country and made every Indian proud. "Congratulations @guneetm for winning the Oscars for the Best Documentary, short film. Truly, well deserved," he said.
Gandhi congratulated director Kartiki Gonsalves, producer Guneet Monga and the entire team of "The Elephant Whisperers" for winning the Oscar.
"These two women have made India proud with their heart-warming showcase of the beauty and importance of wildlife conservation," the former Congress chief said.
Hailing the Oscars win for 'Naatu Naatu, Gandhi said the song India danced to has truly gone global.
"Congratulations MM Keeravaani, Chandrabose and the entire RRR team for winning the Best Original Song at the Oscars for Naatu Naatu," he said.
In a tweet, Congress general secretary organisation K C Venugopal said, "Superb win for Naatu Naatu at the Oscars 95 Awards, congratulations to the entire RRR team for this global recognition and for bringing pride and happiness to billions of Indians all over the world! Jai Hind." "Congratulations to Guneet Monga, Kartiki Gonsalves and the entire team of The Elephant Whisperers for bagging the Best Documentary (Short) award at the 2023 Oscar Awards! You have made the whole country proud!" Venugopal said.
The Congress, from its official Twitter handle, congratulated the entire team of "RRR" for winning the award.
The entire country congratulates the "RRR" team on their momentous victory, the party said.
In another tweet, the party said, "Congratulations to Director Kartiki Gonsalves and producer Guneet Monga on winning the first Oscar for India in the 'Best Documentary Short' category. A befitting honour!"
Hailing the victory of the song "Naatu Naatu" and the Tamil documentary "The Elephant Whisperers" at the Oscars, Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur on Monday said it's just the beginning and India will soon become the content hub of the world.
elangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Union Tourism and Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy, TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu and several other leaders on Monday congratulated the 'RRR' team over the 'Naatu Naatu' song from the Telugu period action film winning Oscar recognition.
It is a matter of pride for all Telugus that a Telugu movie has won the Oscar award which is considered the most prestigious recognition in films at the international level, Rao said.
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