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After the Oscar nominations were announced, every Indian’s heart pumped with pride and joy as we secured three nominations this year.
There are only a few hours left for the Oscars ceremony to go live and we are sure that Indians are eagerly waiting to see the cast and crew of the three films list the trophy! Although there is still some time until we find out if we have won the award, let’s look at all the films of Indian origin that have made us all proud to reach the nominations this year.
Naatu Naatu’ from RRR
First and foremost, of course, popular music ‘RRR’ had made it to the Oscars race this year. The energetic track from the magnum opus film ‘Naatu Naatu’ made it to this year’s nominations in the ‘Original Song’ category.
This lyrical composition of ‘Naatu Naatu’ by MM Keeravani, high energy performance by singers Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava, unique choreography by Prem Rakshith, and lyrics by Chandrabose are all elements that make the mass anthem ‘RRR’ this is a perfect dance wish.
The song competes against ‘Applause’ from the film ‘Tell It Like A Woman,’ ‘Hold My Hand’ from the film ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ ‘Lift me Up’ from ‘Black Panther: Wakanda’ Forever,’ and ‘This Is Life,’ from ‘Everything, Everywhere At Once’.
The Elephant Whisperers
‘The Elephant Whisperers’ has been nominated in the ‘Documentary Short Film Category’ against ‘Haul Out,’ ‘How Do You Measure a Year?’ ‘The Martha Mitchell Effect,’ and ‘Stranger At The Gate’.
The plot of the film revolves around a family that adopts two orphaned baby elephants in Tamil Nadu’s Mudumalai Tiger Reserve. The film is directed by Kartiki Gonsalves.
Everyone Who Breathes
‘All That Breathes’ has been nominated in the ‘Documentary Feature Film’ category against ‘All the Beauty and the Bloodshed’, ‘Fire Of Love,’ ‘A House made of Splinters,’ and ‘Navalny’.
The film revolves around the lives of siblings Mohammad Saud and Nadeem Shehzad, who work from their dilapidated basement in Wazirabad in Delhi, to rescue and treat injured birds, especially the black kites. It is directed by Shaunak Sen.
Special mention to Jacqueline Fernandez
Jacqueline Fernandez appeared in the film ‘Tell It Like A Woman’s song ‘Applause’ which also won an Oscar nomination in the ‘Best Original Song’ category and will compete against RRR’s song ‘Naatu Naatu,’ ‘Hold My Hand’ from the film ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ ‘Lift me Up’ from ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ and ‘This Is Life,’ from ‘Everything, Everywhere All At Once’.