RRR’s energetic dance track ‘Naatu Naatu’ to be performed live at the 2023 Oscars. In a tweet, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) confirmed that singers Rahul Sipligunj and Kala Bhairav will make their Oscar debut on stage. Composed by MM Keeravani, the track has been nominated in the Best Original Song category this year. The 95th Academy Awards will be telecast live on March 13 at 5:30PM ET from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, USA. For the US, this translates to March 12 at 5 PM PT.
Speaking to Variety, composer Keeravani confirmed that the live performance will feature singers from India as well as dancers from LA, all working together. When asked how he plans to scale down the dramatic dance moves for the Oscars stage, the nominated composer said: “We’re making a different version for the Oscars performance of the original song. We are revising the version and shortening it a bit. Without explicitly mentioning any names, Keeravani confirmed that the RRR stars will be joining the dance. “Without them, there is no song,” he said.
Some of the other nominees from the Best Original Song category will also perform live, starting with “This Is a Life” from the most-nominated film at the Oscars this year, Everywhere Everywhere All at Once. Composer David Byrne, musical trio Son Lux and star Stephanie Hsu will perform the song live. The latter is also nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of the rebel Joy Wang/Jobu Tupaki. Singer Sonia Carson and songwriter Diane Warren will perform “Applause” from Tell It Like a Woman. She was honored by the Academy last year, marking the 14th Oscar nomination of her career.
Following her stellar performance at Super Bowl LVII, Rihanna will perform ‘Lift Me Up’ from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on March 13. a live performance. The track was performed by Lady Gaga and Bloodpop.
Starting March 3, RRR is getting a nationwide re-release in the US in the original Telugu language across 200 theatres. This was confirmed by distributor Variance Films. Twitter, claiming that as long as there is enough demand for SS Rajamouli’s Tollywood epic, more theaters will be added to the list. The film, in a sense, explores a ‘bromance’ relationship between two revolutionaries who decide to re-join forces and fight for independence during the British rule in the 1920s. From India, we’ve got two other nominations – Shaunak Sen’s All That Breathes for Best Documentary Feature, and Kartiki Gonsalves’ The Elephant Whispers for Best Documentary Short. The latter is now available to stream on Netflix.
The 2023 Oscars ceremony is scheduled for March 13 at 5:30 AM IST/ March 12 at 5 PM PT in the US.
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