In the category, the movie was nominated alongside 'Applause' from Tell It Like a Woman, 'Hold My Hand' from Top Gun: Maverick, 'Lift Me Up' from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and 'This is a Life' from Everything Everywhere All at Once.
The Critics Choice Awards is also said to be an indicator of the success at the Academy awards
Rajamouli shared a string of pictures on Instagram from his meeting with Spielberg along with Golden Globe-winning 'RRR' music composer M M Keeravani.
Floored by the comment, several netizens thanked the veteran cricketer for appreciating a South Indian movie's success.
Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the honour has made every Indian proud.
The blockbuster Telugu movie has two nominations at the Golden Globes - 'best picture non-English' and 'best original song motion-picture'.
The Telugu track Naatu Naatu is composed by veteran music director MM Keeravaani and sung by Kala Bhairava and Rahul Sipligunj.
The director said he had hoped to bring out a film produced by MACTA in 1997. But his dream did not work.
The movie directed by SS Rajamouli has been nominated for Best Picture and Best Original Song in non-English category.
The awards are seen as the bellwether for the upcoming Hollywood awards season.