India is among the countries which produce the most number of movies yearly and yet somehow only a few mainstream movies get nominated. In fact, till 2022 only two movies have been nominated for Oscars, Salaam Bombay from 1988 and Lagaan from 2001. This is shocking considering the number of movies being released every year.
RRR became the first ever Indian movie to receive a Golden Globe Award which is a huge deal because it is one of the most prestigious awards given for excellence in American and International cinema for films and TV shows.
Let’s see what this award is about and how RRR was just the right movie to receive the honor.
What is the Golden Globe Award?
The Golden Globe Award was started in 1944, Hollywood Foreign Press Association distributed this award to appreciate excellence and a committee of 105 members is currently responsible for deciding the winning movie or show. When the association started in 1943, their motive was to organize a ceremony for appreciating art just like the Academy Awards. The first ceremony for celebrating film achievements was held in 1944 at the 20th Century Fox studios.
The first person to be awarded was director and producer Cecil B. DeMille and hence the official name of the Golden Globe Award became the Cecil B. DeMille Award. The revenue collected from these award shows and ceremonies has enabled the HFPA to make donations for entertainment-related charities and scholarships for budding artists who want to make a future in the entertainment industry.
In What Category did RRR win the Award?
RRR is a Telugu movie that was later dubbed into Hindi. The movie is directed by S. S. Rajamouli and the music in the movie is given by M. M. Keeravani. Released in 2022 this was a super hit and was made based on real-life events. The movie talked about the problems faced by tribals and commoners under British rule. The screenplay, the action, the casting, the storytelling, the music, everything about this movie screams perfection. The emotional bond this movie had with the viewers is commendable and as the name of the movie suggests, RRR- Rage, Revenge, Rampage, every element is shown with utmost perfection, and the makers have not disappointed with all the minor details well taken care of. The movie was all about the bromance developed between two men who are unaware of the history and the tragic relationship they have with each other.
RRR won the Golden Globe under the category of best song for Naatu Naatu. The team of RRR has received best wishes from around the world from celebrities like Rihana, Salman khan, and our Prime Minister Modi. The movie was nominated under two categories, for the best song, and the best non-English language film but missed the latter one.
The movie has grabbed several awards internationally including Best Director for Rajamouli at New York Film Critics Circle. The movie is expected to be nominated for the Oscars as well. South Indian movies have a way of making their way into the hearts of the audience and many international stars have praised the story and cinematography of the movie.