‘Filled with pride’: Telugu politicians, celebrities thrilled as ‘Naatu Naatu’ wins Oscar

Telugu flag is flying higher, Jagan Reddy tweeted

Naatu-1-REV A still from the song Naatu Naatu in RRR | Facebook

The Telugu states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana erupted in joy as news spread of the Oscar award for the best original song category won by the song ‘Naatu Naatu’ from the movie RRR. The achievement was celebrated by all, with congratulatory messages pouring in from various quarters, online and offline. From politicians to movie stars to sportsmen, the award united everyone in expressing their excitement and congratulating MM Keeravani, the music director of RRR, and Chandrabose, the lyricist of the ‘Naatu Naatu’ song.

As the Oscar event progressed on Monday morning, Twitter exploded with hashtags #CongratulationsIndia and #Rajamouli and those related to the movie and the awards.

Former vice president of India, Venkaiah Naidu, praised the team of RRR for making history with their achievement. He congratulated music composer Keeravani, lyricist Chandrabose, and director SS Rajamouli and the entire crew for their phenomenal win at the Oscars. Shobu Yarlagadda, Baahubali film producer, expressed his excitement by tweeting that he was super thrilled to be holding an Oscar and congratulating the whole team of RRR.

Tollywood star Mahesh Babu, who is all set to work with Rajamouli in his next venture, tweeted, “And there you go... NAATU NAATU!! Crossing all boundaries!! Congratulations to @mmkeeravaani garu, @boselyricist and the entire team of #RRR on their phenomenal win at the Oscars!! A jubilant moment for Indian cinema.”

Former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman called it one of the finest moments for Indian cinema and congratulated Keeravani, Chandrabose, and Rajamouli, along with the entire crew of RRR, for their historic win. The

Governor of Telangana, Tamilisai Soundararajan, who had presented awards to the winners on Republic Day this year, posted a tweet with the picture and praised Keeravani, Chandrabose, and Rajamouli.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy expressed his pride in a Telugu song being recognised internationally. He tweeted, “The #Telugu flag is flying higher! I’m filled with pride on a Telugu song that so beautifully celebrates our folk heritage being given its due recognition internationally today.”

Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu also called it a moment of pride for Telugus and Indian cinema. He congratulated the team of RRR, who had achieved a rare feat.

The Chief Minister of Telangana, K Chandrashekar Rao, congratulated the team in Telugu.