Extraordinary is a very small word to describe the grandiosity of SS Rajamouli’s much-acclaimed ‘RRR’ track ‘Naatu Naatu’, which bagged the ‘Best Original Song’ trophy at this year’s Oscars. But have you ever wondered what makes the song stand out?
For starters, this lyrical composition of ‘Naatu Naatu’ by MM Keeravani, the high-energy rendition by singers Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava, the unique choreography by Prem Rakshith, and the lyrics by Chandrabose are all the elements that make this ‘RRR’ mass anthem a perfect dance craze. By marrying dance history, foundational Indian theatre expressions, the vibrancy of Tollywood, and an easy-to-learn hook step, the ‘Naatu Naatu’ dance was destined for success.
The Telegu song, featuring the amazing duo Jr. NTR and Ram Charan, who danced their hearts out to the upbeat music upon release, was trending on social media worldwide and has been watched more than 111 million times on YouTube.