Mouse Marionette did not dance to ‘Naatu Naatu’ but ‘Despacito’ in the original video
Ok. One last tweet, I promise, about #NaatuNaatu But couldn’t resist this one. Real evidence of it being a global phenomenon since it now has the whole world on its ‘strings’
The song track ‘Naatu Naatu’ composed by MM Keeravani from a Telugu movie RRR was the first Indian film song to be nominated for an Oscar. This song became a global sensation. A video showing Tesla cars put up a light show on the beats of the Oscar-winning ‘Naatu Naatu’ became viral.
Everyone is a puppet to the magic of #NaatuNaatu 😍
P.S. Watch out for the man who photobombs at 1:46 mins 😁#RRR #RRRMovie #NaatuNaatuMania pic.twitter.com/q1ow372YTK
— BINGED (@Binged_) March 23, 2023
Meanwhile, a 2:10-minute video of a puppet dancing is shared by Anand Mahindra claiming that it is dancing for the ‘Naatu Naatu’ song. This post of his has gained around 1.3 million views and is being shared and quote tweeted by many including the verified account of RRR Movie.
Every tweet of yours expressing happiness about our song #NaatuNaatu warms our hearts every time sir. It fills our team with immense pride to know that our song is connecting with people all over the world and bringing them joy. Thank you sir for your support and appreciation. 🙂 https://t.co/NIS5fGglG4
— RRR Movie (@RRRMovie) March 22, 2023
What is the truth?
When reverse-searching the keyframes of the viral video we found that the video was captured even before the release of the song ‘Naatu Naatu’ from the movie RRR.
The viral video is found uploaded on the YouTube channel ‘Aleksandar Stevanovic’ on 21, August 2017 with the title ‘Despacito dancing Puppet!! (AMAZING)’. This video shows the same visuals as seen in the viral video. The song to which the puppet is seen dancing in the original video is not ‘Naatu Naatu’ but ‘Despacito’.
The same video of the puppet dancing to the ‘Despacito’ song is tweeted by Aalok Gautam on 30, August 2017.
An article on the Laughing Squid website mentions “Juan Jose Picon captured the performance of Alina Mertic, an amazing street artist who very skillfully manipulated her red-skirted, red-lipsticked mouse marionette through an amazing number of different dance styles (including tap dancing and twerking) to the Luis Fonsi song “Despacito“.
It is found that the video shared as a puppet dancing to the ‘Naatu Naatu’ song from the movie RRR is edited. The video is old and the mouse marionette is seen dancing to ‘Despacito’ in the original video.