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The Roar of ‘RRR’ Continues: S.S. Rajamouli’s Blockbuster is Nominated for 2 Golden Globe Awards

The Roar of ‘RRR’ Continues: S.S. Rajamouli’s Blockbuster is Nominated for 2 Golden Globe Awards

  • The international hit movie is included in the best non-English film and Best Original Song for the popular track ‘Naatu Naatu.’

S.S. Rajamouli’s “RRR” (Roudram, Ranam, Rudiram) has been nominated for two Golden Globe awards — Best Non-English-Language Film and Best Original Song for “Naatu Naatu.” The track is written by Kala Bhairava, M. M. Keeravani and Rahul Sipligunj.

Set in 1920s India, the film centers around two real-life Indian revolutionaries, Alluri Sitarama Raju (Charan) and Komaram Bheem (Rama Rao), their fictional friendship and their fight against the British Raj. It also stars Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn and Olivia Morris.

Released on March 25, the film set the cash registers ring at the box office, making a record collection of around Rs 1,150 crore from the global market. It became Rajamouli’s second consecutive film to earn more than Rs. 1,000 crores worldwide after “Baahubali: The Conclusion.” 

In the best non-English film, “RRR” is pitted against “All Quiet on the Western Front” (Germany), “Argentina, 1985” (Argentina), “Close” (Belgium) and “Decision to Leave” (South Korea).

Others nominated in the original song category are “Carolina” from “Where the Crawdads Sing” written by Taylor Swift, “Ciao Papa” from “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” written by Roeben Katz and Guillermo del Toro, “Hold My Hand” from “Top Gun: Maverick” written by Lady Gaga and BloodPop, and “Lift Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” written by Tems, Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna and Ryan Coogler.

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Reporting on the film’s nomination, Variety said “the film is coming off a strong start to its awards season run.” It recently won the best director award for Rajampouli at the New York Film Critics Circle, as well as the best music score at the L.A. Film Critics Association Awards, the report said. In addition, the movie was among the top 10 films selected by New York Film Critics Online.

In the Oscars race, “RRR” lost to Pan Nalin’s “Last Film Show.” However, Variance Films, the U.S. distributor of “RRR,” launched a full awards campaign for the movie, and is seeking awards consideration in all categories including best picture, director (S.S. Rajamouli), original screenplay (Rajamouli and V. Vijayendra Prasad), lead actor (for both N.T. Rama Rao Jr and Ram Charan), supporting actor (Ajay Devgn), supporting actress (Alia Bhatt), original song (“Naatu Naatu”), original score (M.M. Keeravaani), cinematography, production design, film editing, costume design, makeup and hairstyling, sound and visual effects.

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