M. M. Keeravaani and Chandrabose accepted the award on Sunday night.
“Naatu Naatu,” the song from the film “RRR,” made history Sunday night with its win for best original song at the Oscars.
The Telugu song by M. M. Keeravaani and Chandrabose is the first from an Indian film to win the Academy Award in the best original song category.
In his acceptance speech, Keeravaani thanked the academy and said that he grew up listening to The Carpenters before singing a few lines he wrote to the tune of “Top of the World.”
“There was only one wish on my mind / so was my family’s / ‘RRR’ has to win pride of every Indian / and must put me at the top of the world,” Keeravaani sang.
“Thank you for making this possible!” he added.