SS Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’ bags best song, best foreign language film at Critics Choice Awards


The 28th Critics Choice Awards was hosted on January 15 at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. The annual ceremony honored the year in film and television. SS Rajamouli’s RRR made India proud once again as it won two awards at the event. RRR scored Best Song award for Naatu Naatu, as well as Best Foreign Language film. RRR was also nominated for Best Director, Best Picture and Best Visual Effects.

In the Best Foreign Language Film, “RRR” was competing against films such as “All Quiet on the Western Front”, “Argentina 1985”, “Bardo”, “False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths”, “Close” and “Decision to Leave”.

The foot-tapping dance number from the film “Naatu Naatu“, which won the ‘best original song-motion picture’ at the Golden Globes last week, was nominated for the CCA alongside “Carolina” (Where the Crawdads Sing), “Ciao Papa” (Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio), “Hold My Hand” (Top Gun: Maverick), “Lift Me Up” (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) and “New Body Rhumba” (White Noise).

The track has been composed by veteran music director MM Keeravaani and voiced by singers Kala Bhairava and Rahul Sipligunj.

Meanwhile, Everything Everywhere All at Once led the film nominations at 14. On the other hand, ABC’s Abbott Elementary led television nominations with six. Chelsea Handler hosted the CW broadcast.