Naatu Naatu from the hit Telugu film RRR made history by becoming the first song from an Indian film to win an Oscar.
The hit song won Best Original Song at the 95th Academy Awards, beating heavyweights like Lady Gaga and Rihanna.
The jaw-dropping pace and choreography captivate audiences worldwide.
India won a second Oscar for The Elephant Whisperers, which won Best Documentary.
The documentary follows a couple caring for an injured baby elephant after being separated from its herd, and is the first Indian production to win in this category.
Set in the beautiful Nilgiri Mountains of southern India, The Elephant Whisperers explores the warm bond that develops between humans and animals as they begin to live together.
However, India’s great victory is still Naatu Naatu, a heartbreaking song that makes thousands of people follow its rhythm.
The song made history in January, winning the Golden Globe for Best Original Song – India’s first. It also won the Critics Award for Best Song the same month.
While accepting the Oscar, composer MM Keeravani said the song was “the pride of every Indian.”
He said he grew up listening to songs by The Carpenters – an American musical duo – and sang the rest of his speeches to their hit Top Of The World.
The crowd erupted in laughter and cheers when he said RRR, “put me on top of the world.”
Many Indians took to Twitter to express their joy at the song’s win.
N. Chandrababu Naidu, an influential politician from two Telugu-speaking southern states of India, said on Twitter that the song “fixed its place in history”. “This may be the finest hour of Indian cinema, and achieving it in Telugu is even more special,” he wrote.
The film’s official Twitter account called the win a “true moment” and dedicated it “to all our amazing fans worldwide.”