On Monday morning, RRR’s Oscar-nominated song Naatu Naatu was performed on the Oscars stage. Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava joined American dancer Lauren Gottlieb to perform the song in a dazzling performance. And the stars of Hollywood gave the energetic performance a standing ovation at the Oscars.
The 95th Academy Awards were held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday night (Monday early India time). An “absolute banger,” according to Deepika Padukone, Naatu Naatu was initially introduced on stage by her. The song was presented by a beaming Deepika, who referred to it as “the first song from an Indian production to be nominated for an Oscar” and welcomed the singers on stage.
Standing ovations were given after the energising three-minute performance on the Oscar stage, which drove the crowd, which included some of the biggest names in world film, to get up from their seats. The song has received a nomination for Best Original Song.
Here's the energetic performance of "Naatu Naatu" from #RRR at the #Oscars. https://t.co/ndiKiHeOT5 pic.twitter.com/Lf2nP826c4
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The movie RRR’s fans, especially the Indian fans who adored the song “Naatu Naatu,” were slightly let down because they couldn’t replicate the classic dancing moves of Jr. NTR and Ram Charam.
On twitter, a user commented, “Is it only me who felt that the two dancers tried their best but they were unable to match the energy and the elegance of Jr NTR & Ram charan. But still well done guys”. Another user commented, “It’s basically an Irish jig”, A third user said, “The actual Naatu Naatu was better”. “Best dance but not original song tbh” said another user. One more user commented, “The Academy officially ruined Naatu Naatu”.
The vocalists of “Naatu Naatu,” Kaala Bhairava and Rahul Sipligunj, performed live, showed off a few moves, and received a standing ovation from the crowd at the Oscars 2023 Awards. Lauren Gottlieb featured in the live performance.