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Oscars 2023: ‘Naatu Naatu’ best original song, ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ best documentary short

Two Indian films won the prestigious Oscar award this year that was declared in the yearly event in Los Angeles on Sunday. While ‘The Elephant Whisperers‘ won the Best Documentary (Short) category at the Oscars, ‘Naatu Naatu’ song from SS Rajamouli’s RRR won the Oscar for Music (Original Song).

The Elephant Whisperers, set in Tamil Nadu’s Mudumalai National Park, is the tale of an orphaned elephant calf named Raghu in the care of Bomman and Belli, an indigenous couple.

Composed by MM Keeravani, written by Chandrabose and sung by Rahul Sipiligunj and Kaala Bhairava, ‘Naatu Naatu’ is only the second Indian song to win in the category after AR Rahman’s Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire in 2009.

Indian filmmaker Shaunak Sen’s All That Breathes was nominated in the Best Documentary Feature Film category.

Everything Everywhere All at Once” was named best picture at the 95th Academy Awards. Brendan Fraser took best actor for his performance in “The Whale.”

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