Ahead of Oscars 2023, Rajamouli Recalls Filming ‘Naatu Naatu’ at Kyiv’s Presidential Palace3 min read
Home LeisureAhead of Oscars 2023, SS Rajamouli Recalls Filming RRR’s ‘Naatu Naatu’ Song at Kyiv’s Presidential Palace
RRR: SS Rajamouli stated they have been initially presupposed to shoot Naatu Naatu music n India however because of the monsoon season, they needed to zero in on a brand new location – the Presidential Palace of Kyiv.
Ahead of Oscars 2023, SS Rajamouli Recalls Filming RRR’s ‘Naatu Naatu’ Song at Kyiv’s Presidential Palace
RRR at Oscars 2023: Filmmaker SS Rajamouli says he’s grateful to the individuals of Ukraine for enjoying an immense half within the creation of the enduring music Naatu Naatu from his Telugu interval motion epic RRR. Naatu Naatu, composed by MM Keeravani, is nominated for the Best Original Song award on the upcoming Oscars. Rajamouli stated they have been initially presupposed to shoot the music in India however because of the monsoon season, they needed to zero in on a brand new location — the Presidential Palace of Kyiv. “The first thing that comes to my mind when we talk about ‘Naatu Naatu’ is the location itself. It is shot in Kyiv, actually the Presidential Palace. This was actually supposed to happen in India but because it was monsoon time then, we were scouting for locations and we found this location.
“I thought I would have to look for some other location as it was the Presidential Palace, but they said ‘It is Ukraine, you can get the job done.’ I’m so thankful to the Ukranian team. The colours of the palace, the size of the palace, the size of the ground for the dancers to be there was the exact right size,” the filmmaker stated in an interview with Vanity Fair journal.
RRR follows a pre-Independence fictional story woven round two real-life Indian revolutionaries – Alluri Sitarama Raju (Ram Charan) and Komaram Bheem (Jr NTR) – within the Twenties. The movie additionally options Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn, and Shriya Saran in key roles.
It is the primary Indian movie in over twenty years to be nominated for the Academy Awards. Naatu Naatu, which already scooped up a Golden Globe win — the primary Indian music to take action.
In the interview, Rajamouli gave a breakdown in regards to the making of the music, that includes Ram Charan and Jr NTR. He stated other than the lead stars, together with Olivia Morris, all the opposite performers have been skilled dancers. “I was really surprised with the level of professionalism, I loved working with them. I have worked with choreographer Prem Rakshith before, he has worked with both Charan and Jr NTR as well… He had a difficult job as I told him that the song should (look) nice, the steps shouldn’t be too difficult so people can also replicate, and it should suit the style of the actors… Prem came up with more than 100 variations for the hook line of ‘Naatu Naatu’, so credit to him,” the filmmaker added.
The most troublesome half for each Charan and Jr NTR have been the steps with the suspenders, he stated. “For both the actors the most difficult steps were the ones with the suspenders moving and sliding. It was the genius of the choreographer,” Rajamouli stated.
At the upcoming Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles on March 12, “Naatu Naatu” singer Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava are set to carry out the music.
With inputs from PTI
Published Date: March 7, 2023 5:42 PM IST