Indian Cinema Takes The Centre Stage With The Historic Win of Naatu Naatu And The Elephant Whisperers At Oscars 2023

Stories from Society By Ritika Tripathi | 2 min read

The 95th Oscars 2023 took place yesterday and it was a moment of utmost pride for all Indians. Well, with the win of Naatu Naatu in the Best Original song category and The Elephant Whisperers in the Best Documentary Short Film category, all the Indians are beaming with joy.

Be it science, education, arts, and entertainment India is no less than any other country. This historic win at the Oscars 2023 is proof that we Indians are a force to reckon with. With this historic Indian win at the Oscars 2023 – it’s high time that the West understands what we Indians are capable of. Even, the documentary All That Breathes by Shaunak Sen won a lot of praise as well.

We at Mad4India are proud to present you the story of these two historic Indian cinema at the Oscars 2023 in detail so read on to know more.

Indian Cinema At Oscars 2023: Naatu Naatu As The Best Original Song Category

There was a time when songs in Indian cinema were often looked down upon and made fun of for being too loud. But, that’s the beauty and culture of Indian cinema which has made all of Hollywood and the West dance to its tunes with its historic win at the Oscars 2023.

Indian Cinema RRR
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It was a moment that every Indian was waiting for that became true at the Oscars 2023. From the director of the film RRR Mr. SS Rajamouli to actors Ram Charan and Jr. NTR to music director MM Keeravani all were waiting with bated breath.

When it was announced Naatu Naatu’s won the Best Original song category at the Oscars 2023 the crowd went gaga over it and applauded the music director MM Keeravaani and lyricist Chandra Bose- who looked speechless after winning their first Oscar. The win also makes Naatu Naatu the first song from an Indian movie to win the prestigious Oscar award.

They have beat top music composers of Hollywood from Lady Gaga to Rihanna and many more. The singers who made it possible Kaala Bhairava & Rahul Sipligunj performed live at the show and left the whole audience mesmerized.

Indian Cinema Nattu nattu
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It was all their dedication and hard work that paid off.

From Ekkado Putti Ekkado Perigi to the Oscar Stage this win will be written in gold for the composer MM Keeravaani.

Indian Cinema At Oscars 2023: Deepika Padukone Introduced Naatu Naatu Performance

This RRR anthem has become a rage among the audience worldwide. Naatu Naatu composed by MM Keeravani -has these amazing grooves which compel you to just get up and dance your heart out.

Well, that’s the beauty of Indian cinema we celebrate life and every moment with the amazing songs in our films.

Indian actress Deepika Padukone flew down to Los Angeles- she was specifically invited to introduce the performance of the Naatu Naatu at the Dolby Theatre at the 95th Oscars. The song was performed by its singers Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava. This left the whole audience mesmerized and echoed with the loudest cheer for Naatu Naatu.

Indian Cinema at Oscars 2023: The Elephant Whisperers Women-led Documentary Created A Record

Indian Cinema
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There is a similarity between the first Indian Oscar winner and this year’s winner- well, they both are women. Another milestone was achieved at the recently concluded Oscars 2023 ceremony when The Elephant Whisperers – the first Indian Production won the Best Documentary Short Film award which depicted a beautiful tale of how a South Indian couple takes care of an orphaned baby elephant. This documentary depicts a beautiful bond between human and animals.

This amazing documentary was made by the debutant director Kartiki Gonsalves and the Oscars pro-producer Guneet Monga (who earlier won the award for the documentary Period End Of Sentence).

The Elephant Whisperers
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In her acceptance speech, the winners gave a shoutout to their motherland India. Guneet Monga said, “future for Indian cinema is audacious, the future is here and not to forget the future is truly female”.

Well, we can’t agree more since women are leading everywhere, and who better to lead Indian cinema than women?

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