Indian Film RRR wins two awards at the Critics Choice Awards 2023. Here’s the list of movies that bagged the trophies.
The 28th Critics Choice Awards were held on Sunday night in L.A. (Los Angeles). The night is special for Indian cinema for many reasons. This year Telugu-language Indian Film “RRR” helmed by S.S. Rajamouli saw a big win. Film RRR was nominated in 5 categories including “Best Foreign Language Film, Best Original song, Best Picture, Best VFX, and Best Director”. The film managed to bag 2 out of 5 Critics’ choice awards 2023 for Best song award for ‘Naatu Naatu’ as well as Best Foreign Language film.
RRR won two awards at Critics Choice Awards 2023
RRR film had earlier scored a victory at the Golden Globes Award 2023 as the song “Naatu Naatu” won for Best Original Song award despite competition with the “Lift me up” song sung by Rihanna. This song is composed by MM Keeravani and sung by Rahul Sipligung and Kaal Bhairava featuring actor Jr. NTR and Ram Charan. The song was dubbed in four languages such as in Tamil ‘Naatu Kotthu’, in Malayalam as ‘Karinthol’, in Kannada as ‘Haali Naatu’, and in Hindi as ‘Naacho Naacho’.
This blockbuster film is also nominated for Oscars 2023 and will be held in March for the same song “Naatu Naatu” in the Best Original Song category.
On the other hand, James Cameron’s Avatar: The way of water wins the Best VFX award at Critics Choice Awards. Avatar 2 is a sequel to the 2009 movie Avatar. RRR was contending against movies like Black Panther: Wakanda forever, The Batman, Avatar: the way of water, Top Gun Maverick, and Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Filmmaker Rajamouli took to Twitter and share a few pictures with James Cameron
Filmmaker James Cameron also revealed that he watched RRR and he liked it so much that he recommended this movie to his wife and watched it with her again. Filmmaker Rajamouli took to Twitter and share a few pictures with James Cameron and wrote that he can’t believe that the Avatar movie director James Cameron spent 10 minutes analyzing his film.
S.S. Rajamouli lost the Best Director award and Best Picture award to director duo Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, who directed the film “Everything Everywhere All at Once” and this movie also won the Best editing award. This film also bagged several awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best original screenplay, Best Supporting Actors, and Best Editing.
RRR and Everything everywhere all at once both movies contending against the Avatar: the way of water, The Banshees of Inisherin, Babylon, Elvis, Glass Onion: A Knives Out mystery, The Fablemans, The TAir, Women Talking, and Top Gun: Maverick. This director duo movie all won 2 awards at the 80th Golden globes awards and Filmmaker Rian Johnson’s Glass Onion: A knives out mystery won the Best Comedy award.