"Again to all my fellow filmmakers in India"
After winning at the Golden Globes and the Critics Choice Awards, RRR won five awards at the Hollywood Critics Association Awards.
The award ceremony took place in Los Angeles on February 24, 2023.
It saw the likes of Brendan Fraser and Everything Everywhere All At Once win big at the event.
RRR won four awards as well as an honourary ‘Spotlight Award’.
RRR beat the likes of The Batman, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Top Gun: Maverick to win ‘Best Action Film’.
It also won ‘Best International Film’, beating All Quiet on the Western Front and Decision to Leave.
RRR also won ‘Best Stunts’ and ‘Best Original Song’ for its Oscar-nominated track ‘Naatu Naatu’. The popular song previously won a Golden Globe.
Accepting the award for ‘Best International Film’, SS Rajamouli said:
“Aaah! The best International film… Again to all my fellow filmmakers in India, it is for all of us to believe we can truly make International films!
“Thank you HCA for that… it means a lot. Thank you very much… a lot. Jai Hind.”
— RRR Movie (@RRRMovie) February 25, 2023
Winning ‘Best Stunts’, SS Rajamouli said:
“A big thank you to all the members of the Hollywood Critics Association (HCA) who thought RRR had the best stunts. Thanks, a lot.
“I must first thank my choreographer who has put in lots of effort to execute all the stunts. Juji [stunt master] helped them with some of the climax action sequences.
“And, to all the other choreographers who worked really hard and came to India and understood our vision.
“They changed their working style to suit our working style and delivered what we had today.”
RRR now looks towards the Oscars, which takes place on March 13, 2023.
Lead star Ram Charan admitted that he would love to perform ‘Naatu Naatu’ at the prestigious award ceremony.
The Academy’s CEO Bill Kramer said that he is trying to ensure all the ‘Best Original Song’ performers will be up on stage during the event.
“We would love to do ‘Naatu Naatu’ anywhere that we are being appreciated, but not every place accommodates us to perform.”
“But if we’re at the Oscars and there’s a request, and there’s time, why not?
“We’ll be more than happy to entertain our audience, who have given us so much. To do the whole number on the stage would be difficult, as it takes a lot of breath and energy.
“But definitely the hook step. Why not!”