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Naatu Naatu from RRR and The Elephant Whisperers win Oscar

Naatu Naatu from RRR and The Elephant Whisperers win Oscar

As expected, the ‘Naatu Naatu’ song from the RRR movie won a prestigious Oscar for ‘Best Original Song’.

Movie lovers and fans excited with overjoy when it was announced that the song won the Oscar in the Best Original Song category. It is the first Indian film song to win an Oscar.

The song won a Golden Globe Award in January. It also won the Critics’ Choice award for the best song. RRR is a fictional story of two Telugu freedom fighters.

This blockbuster Telugu movie grossed over $160 million worldwide.

Naatu Naatu song was composed by MM Keeravani and written by Chandrabose. Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava sang the song. They were all present at the grand event. In addition, SS Rajamouli, the director of the movie, Jr NTR and Ram Charan, heroes in the film, were present at the event.

The 95th Academy Awards were held on March 12, 2023. MM Keeravani and Chandrabose received the award on behalf of the team.

SS Rajamouli is one of the most renowned directors in Tollywood. All his movies performed well at the Box-office. His film, Baahubali – The Conclusion (Part 2), grossed around $280 million.

In addition to Naatu Naatu song, The Elephant Whisperers, a documentary film also won the Oscar. It won the Oscar in the Best Documentary Short film category. It is the first Indian production to win in this category.

The documentary was shot in the Nilgiri mountains. It excellently portrays the bonding between humans and an animal. It is a story of an injured baby elephant and a couple who strive to care for it. The baby elephant gets separated from its herd and injured. A couple finds it and tries to save it.

Apart from these, ‘All That Breathes’ was also a finalist for the Oscar in the category of Best Documentary Feature Film. This Gujarati film is a story of two brothers and their caring for birds at a hospital. Shaunak Sen directed it.

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