Days following its historic Golden Globe victory, the Telugu film RRR has taken home two other honours at a prestigious ceremony.
At the 28th annual Critics’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles, the movie won best foreign language picture, and Naatu Naatu took home best song honours. RRR had competition from movies like Argentina 1985, which took home the Golden Globe for Best Non-English Language Film.
In his remarks, director SS Rajamouli praised “the women in my life.”
He expressed gratitude to his mother, who “felt school education was overrated and she encouraged me to read comics and storybooks,” in his award speech.
The American-Canadian Critics Choice Association awards the best in cinematic excellence each year with the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. On Monday, the winning movie’s cast and crew were congratulated by the award’s official Twitter account, and RRR’s account tweeted about winning best song.
RRR’s Indian fans commented on the posts praising the film and calling it a “proud moment for the country”. RRR, which stands for Rise, Roar, Revolt, is a historical fantasy that tells the story of two revolutionaries who fight against British rule in India – superstars Ram Charan and Jr NTR play the lead roles.
The action epic, one of India’s most expensive movies, has been a tremendous box office hit both domestically and internationally. Hollywood A-listers have even applauded it, calling the movie “such a party.”
The composer of Naatu Naatu, MM Keeravani, shared pictures with James Cameron at the awards show in a series of tweets on Monday. He also claimed that the Oscar-winning filmmaker had seen the movie twice and given him praise for his score.
For the first time ever, India’s popular musical number from the movie, Naatu Naatu, took home the Golden Globe for best original song last week. Thousands have been bopping to the beat of the popular song, which was filmed in front of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s official mansion in 2021.
After the song’s historic victory, compliments for the movie and its team flooded in. Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman even described it as a “paradigm shift.”