On the Morning of March 13, India’s Oscar entrants scripted history by grabbing the prestigious award. While The Elephant Whisperers became the first Indian film to win the Oscars for the Best Documentary Short Film, Naatu Naatu continued its winning spree with the Academy award.
The Elephant Whisperers
With ‘The Elephant Whispers’, India roared at Oscars. The documentary is a tale of the elephant conservation efforts being made in India and Tamil Nadu. It also celebrates the unsung heroes from the Tamil Nadu forest. The film shows the emotional bond between human being and the national heritage animal. The documentary is a compelling ode to human-wildlife coexistence, a uniquely Indian way of living.
On winning the award, Guneet Monga, Producer of the documentary said that it is the first Oscar for any Indian production and two women have won this. She also dedicated the win to 1.4 Billion Indians.
PM Modi congratulates the team of ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ for winning the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Film. “Their work wonderfully highlights the importance of sustainable development and living in harmony with nature,” the PM said. President Droupadi Murmu also congratulated the team of ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ for bagging the Oscar for best documentary short film.
Meanwhile, Cricket legend, Sachin Tendulkar took to his Twitter account to congratulate the team. He said, “Congratulations to the entire team of the newest Oscar winning Documentary Short Film from India and to the makers of the song Naatu Naatu for winning the Best Original Song. Both are huge achievements!”
‘Naatu Naatu’ from ‘RRR’ won the Oscar for Best Original Song. With the win, RRR movie became the first feature film to bring India’s first ever Oscar in the Best Song Category with Naatu Naatu, according to the official Twitter handle of the movie.
Earlier, the movie created history by becoming the first Indian movie ever to bag the Golden Globe Award. The song has been rendered by Kaala Bhairava and Rahul Sipligunj. Lyrics are by Chandrabose, music by MM Keeravaani, Arrangements by Kaala Bhairava and Choreography by Prem Rakshith.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined the celebrations and congratulated the RRR team on their win, saying, “The popularity of ‘Naatu Naatu’ is global. It will be a song that will be remembered for years to come.”