RRR’s Naatu Naatu composer MM Keeravani and director SS Rajamouli react to Richard Carpenter’s video on their Oscars win
Oscar-winning composer MM Keeravani and lyricist Chandrabose, who won the Academy Award in Best Original Song category for Naatu Naatu from RRR have got an exceptional gift from Richard Carpenter of The Carpenters fame. The veteran musician took to his Instagram page and sang a reimagined version of The Carpenters’ song On Top of the World to congratulate team RRR, particularly MM Keeravani and Chandrabose for Naatu Naatu. During Oscars 2023, MM Keeravani had sung a song of The Carpenters in his acceptance speech and said that he was a huge fan.
Richard was seen singing and performing with his family, On Top of the World with lyrics, “We are on the top of the world for your winning creation and we hope you know how proud of you we are. You are the best there is around and we hope you know it now…” He captioned the post and wrote, “To @mmkeeravani_official and @chandraboselyricist: Heartfelt congratulations on your win for Best Original Song. Here is a little something from our family to you and yours.”
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RRR’s director SS Rajamouli reacted to the video and commented, “Sir, throughout this Oscar campaign my brother maintained a calm composure. Whether it is before winning or after he didn't let his emotions out. But, the moment he saw this, he couldn't control the tears rolling down his cheeks..most memorable moment for our family...Thank you so much.."
This is something I didn’t expect at all ..tears rolling out of joy Most wonderful gift from the Universe
— mmkeeravaani (@mmkeeravaani) March 15, 2023
Ram Charan’s wife Upasana Konidela wrote, “This is so lovely.” Keeravani also said, “This is something I didn’t expect at all. Tears rolling out of joy. Most wonderful gift from the Universe.” He also shared the post on his Twitter page.