The song Naatu Naatu from the hit Telugu film RRR became the first Indian film song to win an Academy Award.
The smash hit won Best Original Song at the 95th Academy Awards, defeating heavyweights such as Lady Gaga and Rihanna.
Its catchy tempo and choreography have captured the attention of audiences all over the world.
Accepting the award, composer MM Keeravani said the song was “the pride of every Indian”.
He said he grew up listening to The Carpenters, an American music duo, and sang the rest of his speech to the tune of their hit song Top Of The World.
When he said that RRR had “put me on top of the world,” the audience erupted in laughter and applause.
Many Indians have taken to Twitter to express their joy at the song’s success.
N Chandrababu Naidu, an influential politician from the two southern Indian states where Telugu is spoken, said on Twitter that the song had “sealed its place in history”. “This is probably the pinnacle of Indian cinema, and Telugus achieving it is even more remarkable,” he wrote.
The movie’s official Twitter handle called the win a “surreal moment” and dedicated it to “all our amazing fans across the world”.