The RRR team had applied for Oscars in many categories including Best lead actor , Best original song, Best Director and Best international film. But out of all, only Naatu Naatu made into the last list by selecting in the original song category.
This is very disappointing news for both Mega fans and Nandamuri fans as either Ram Charan or NTR not picked for the lead role. Also, many people expected Rajamouli to be preferred under Best Director category or at least RRR film to be under the Best International film, but sadly none of them made into this list.
SS Rajamouli’s RRR, featuring Ram Charan and NTR in major roles, was one of the biggest hits in the director’s career. However, the film wasn’t selected as India’s official entry to the Oscars 2023. Instead, the Gujarati film Chhello Show (Last Film Show) has been picked as India’s official entry to the Oscars 2023.
However, the hope for an Oscar nomination was still alive with the makers pushing RRR in 14 categories under the ‘For your consideration (FYC) campaign. RRR was hailed by critics and audiences in the West as well.
RRR team has asked for consideration in categories including–Best Picture (DVV Danayya), Best Director (SS Rajamouli), Best Actor (Jr NTR and Ram Charan), Best Supporting Actor (Ajay Devgn), Best Supporting Actress (Alia Bhatt) and more. Besides this, RRR had also shown hope to be nominated in categories such as Screenplay, Score, Editing, Cinematography, Sound, Production Design, VFX, and its song Naatu Naatu for Best Original Song.