Oscars: The 95th Academy Awards may be India’s chance to shine on perhaps the most brilliant of all entertainment stages. Thanks to Naatu Naatu, the popular dance song from RRR. All That Breathes, RRR, and The Elephant Whisperers, are nominated for an Oscar. The Oscar ceremony will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood early on Monday (Indian time).
For the first time, Indian-produced films have received many nominations. With The Elephant Whisperers being nominated for Documentary Short.
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All That Breathes is being nominated for Documentary Feature. Supporters hope the excitement results in an Oscar, but India will still be present on stage.
Live performances of all the Oscar nominees, and much more
In keeping with Academy custom, all five Original Song nominees will have a stage time for a live performance of their songs. The performers for Naatu Naatu are singers Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava. Moreover, actor Deepika Padukone will present an award at the star-studded event at the Oscars. Which has worked to be more diverse over the years in response to #toowhite criticisms.
Ram Charan, Jr. NTR, and S. S. Rajamouli, the director of RRR, will be in the crowd to support the crew. The Rajamouli movie’s foot-tapping fun song, Naatu Naatu. It’s competing with songs like This Is a Life from Everything Everywhere All at Once, Hold My Hand from Top Gun: Maverick, Lift Me Up from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and Tell It Like a Woman from Tell It Like a Woman.
The song, which also received a Golden Globe nomination, is a Hollywood phenomenon during award season. Similar to the craze started by A R Rahman’s Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire. By claiming three of the statuettes from the film’s eight victories in 2009, Rahman, Gulzar, and Resul Pookutty have written history at the Oscars.
Charan and NTR dance together in Naatu Naatu. Which emphasizes the friendly and inclusive nature of dance. The Telugu word for the song is bucolic, and it spans 4.35 breathless minutes of song and dance to show the fun-loving nature of country music.
Leena Yaduv’s ‘Tell It Like A Woman’ and Sen’s ‘All That Breaths’
The movie Tell It Like a Woman also connects to India. Because one of the anthology’s seven pieces was directed by Leena Yadav of that country. Everything that Breathes by Shaunak Sen and The Elephant Whisperers by Kartiki Gonsalves. Both of which examine the numerous environmental concerns and their effects. Serve as the documentary section’s pillars.
Following a fruitful awards season, Sen’s climate change documentary All That Breathes received an Oscar nomination in the Documentary Feature Film category.
A number of other international awards followed. Including the Golden Eye for best documentary at Cannes and the prestigious Sundance Film Festival’s “World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary” in 2022.
The documentary is set in Delhi and follows Mohammad Saud and Nadeem Shehzad. Two brothers have dedicated their lives to saving and helping injured birds. Particularly black kites. It is up against Navalny, Fire of Love, A Home Built of Splinters, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, and Beauty and the Bloodshed.
Following a fruitful awards season, Sen’s climate change documentary All That Breathes received an Oscar nomination in the Documentary Feature Film category. A number of other international awards followed, including the Golden Eye for best documentary at Cannes and the prestigious Sundance Film Festival’s “World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary” in 2022.
The documentary is set in Delhi and follows Mohammad Saud and Nadeem Shehzad, two brothers who have dedicated their lives to saving and helping injured birds, particularly black kites.
It is up against Navalny, Fire of Love, A Home Built of Splinters, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, and Beauty and the Bloodshed.
Ashutosh Gowariker’s Lagaan was the last movie among the 5 nominees for the Oscars
Ashutosh Gowariker’s Lagaan was defeated by No Man’s Land in 2001. It was the last Indian movie to be among the top five nominations for an Oscar. Except for Deepa Mehta’s Water, a Canadian entry, Mother India, and Salaam Bombay. They are the only other two Indian movies that have reached the top five. By receiving the Academy Award for Best Costume Design in Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi. Which won eight awards in 1983, Bhanu Athaiya became the first Indian to win an Oscar.
Legendary director Satyajit Ray received an honorary Oscar in 1992, only one month before he passed away. But what sets this year’s award show apart is that, unlike prior award seasons where international films with ties to India helped the nation gain fleeting moments of attention, this year’s splendor is entirely indigenous to India.
Siddharth Roy Kapoor to predict India’s DOMINANCE at the Oscars for the following decade
Siddharth Roy Kapur, a filmmaker who supported Chhello Show (Final Film Show), India’s official Oscar entry this year, believes the country will dominate the following ten years. Even though the movie didn’t make it into the top five, he claimed there were plenty of lessons to be learned about how to organize an Oscars campaign.
He expressed optimism that Naatu Naatu, All That Breathes, and The Elephant Whisperers would win this time, taking home three Oscars. But even if they don’t, the mere fact that they have come this far suggests that we are banging on the right doors, and they will eventually open, he told PTI.
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