RRR’s Naatu Naatu and The Elephant Whisperers created history at the Oscars, becoming the first track from an Indian production to win the Best Original Song award as well as the first Indian documentary to win an Oscar.
However, while the internet was all praise for the MM Keeravaani's composition, some netizens were left fuming at presenter Jimmy Kimmel. The comedian, who was hosting the 95th Academy Awards, referred to RRR as a ‘Bollywood’ movie, leaving many Indians angry.
Kimmel was talking about what this year’s Oscars had in store for those who exceed the time limit on their speech. The presenter joked that this year, people were going to be danced offstage by a group of performers from the movie RRR. He also called it a Bollywood film in his opening monologue.
Twitter users were furious at Jimmy Kimmel’s error and immediately expressed their displeasure at the matter.
“He could have said an Indian movie… Don’t they do basic preparation?” some users questioned.
Naatu Naatu beat out contenders like Hold My Hand from Top Gun: Maverick by Lady Gaga, Applause by Diane Warren from Tell It like a Woman, This Is A Life from Everything Everywhere All at Once by Mitski and David Byrne and Rihanna’s Lift Me Up from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to take the trophy home. Composer MM Keeravaani and lyricist Chandrabose went up to the stage to receive the honour. The foot-tapping chartbuster was also performed live at the Oscars.