RRR’s “Naatu Naatu” won the Oscar for Best Original Song, the first by an Indian film production to do so.
Singers Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava made their Oscar debuts earlier performing “Naatu Naatu,” which features lyrics by Chandrabose and music by MM Keervaani.
Accepting the award, Keeravani said “I grew up listening to The Carpenters and now I’m with the Oscars,” before singing his speech to the tune of “Top of the World” by The Carpenters.
Chandrabose added: “Namaste”.
More background: “Naatu Naatu” was featured in the Telegu-language film, “RRR”, which is India’s fourth highest-grossing picture, according to IMDb, earning nearly $155 million worldwide. It became Netflix most watched non-English film last June.
CNN’s Tara Subramaniam contributed reporting.