The 95th Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars 2023, is scheduled to take place on March 12, 2023, on Sunday, starting at around 8 pm ET/5 pm PT in the United States. For viewers in India, the ceremony will be aired on March 13, 2023, at 5:30 am IST.
Indian cinema has been gaining worldwide recognition and acclaim in recent years, and the latest feather in its cap is the Oscar nomination for the song “Naatu Naatu” from the Telugu-language film RRR. The song, composed by M.M. Keeravaani and written by Chandrabose, has been nominated in the Best Original Song category, which is a significant achievement for the Indian film industry.
RRR, directed by S. S. Rajamouli and co-written by V. Vijayendra Prasad, features an ensemble cast of top Indian actors such as N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, Shriya Saran, Samuthirakani, Ray Stevenson, Alison Doody, and Olivia Morris. The film tells the story of two Indian freedom fighters, Alluri Sitarama Raju (played by Ram Charan) and Komaram Bheem (played by N. T. Rama Rao Jr.), who fought against the British Raj in the early 20th century.
The Oscar nomination for “Naatu Naatu” from RRR is a testament to the growing global influence of Indian cinema and its ability to connect with audiences worldwide. It is a proud moment for the Indian film industry, and the fans are eagerly waiting to see if the song can win the prestigious award at the Oscars 2023.