RRR wins Oscars:
Meet choreographer Prem Rakshith
who gave viral
Naatu Naatu steps

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Oscar-winning song Naatu Naatu from SS Rajamouli’s RRR has left the entire world dancing to its tune. While Jr NTR and Ram Charan are the faces of this viral song, it is choreographer Prem Rakshith who gave the iconic steps 

Naatu Naatu choreographer

Soon after the release of the Naatu Naatu song, videos of people across the globe trying to copy and master the footwork done by Jr NTR and Ram Charan went viral

Naatu Naatu fever
grips the world

The epic footwork dance on Naatu Naatu has inspired its viewers to such an extent that every other Instagram reel is about people trying to copy the hook steps. From Naatu Naatu dance challenges to its tutorials, netizens are completely hooked to the hook step

Naatu Naatu hook step 

Indian choreographer Prem Rakshith who has predominantly worked in the Telegu cinema choreographed 95 dance steps for Naatu Naatu. He also choreographed dance sequences in Baahubali, Baahubali 2, Gully Rowdy, Simha, Arya 2, Ready and more

Who is Prem Rakshith?

In a recent interview, RRR’s director SS Rajamouli told that the entire movie revolving around the fictional story of two real-life revolutionaries who fought against British rule in India has been summarised into the 10-minute-long song shot in front of the Ukrainian presidential palace

Naatu Naatu choreography

Naatu Naatu is a unique dancing fight sequence performed by Jr NTR and Ram Charan as they played the role of freedom fighters Komaram Bheem and Alluri Sitarama Raju respectively 

Naatu Naatu is a
fight sequence

Naatu Naatu song was shot over 15 days with 150 dancers, 200 crew members working 12 hours a day. The song's location in itself was iconic, the Ukrainian Presidential Palace. Ukraine has been battling one of the worst wars in the modern era, following Russia's invasion. 

Naatu Naatu shot in front of
Ukraine Presidential House

It took around 1 year and 7 months for Naatu Naatu lyricist Chandrabose to write the entire song. Drawing inspiration from his childhood in Telangana, Chandrabose included several folksy references - like eating chilli with jowar roti (red sorghum bread) - in the song

Naatu Naatu written in
more than a year

Apart from the coveted Oscar Award for Best Original Song, RRR has won the Golden Globes 2023 for Best Original Song, Best Song at the Critics' Choice Awards and Best Original Song at the Hollywood Critics Association

Awards for Naatu
Naatu, RRR

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