India made history at the 95th Academy Awards by winning the ‘Best Original Song’ and ‘Best Documentary Short Film Awards. The live audience was captivated by singers Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava’s performance of Naatu Naatu Bags the Oscar, which was introduced by actress Deepika Padukone. Dancer Lauren Gottlieb also added a vibrant vibe to the environment.
Making the Indian Film Industry Proud
Rahul and Kaala Bhairava’s duet received the loudest cheer from the audience, and Composer MM Keeravaani and actors Ram Charan and NTR Jr were also in attendance to cheer for the singer duos. Prior to this, “Naatu Naatu” won the Golden Globe Award too, further highlighting the Indian film industry’s success.
Naatu Naatu Bags the Oscar is a song originally composed by MM Keeravani for the Telugu film RRR. The lyrics were penned by Chandrabose, and the Telugu version was sung by Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava. The song showcases the pride of local pulsating beats to the British officials through a dance-off between the lead characters. The song was shot at the Mariinskyi Palace in Kyiv, Ukraine, in August 2021.
A Memory to Cherish
Rahul Sipligunj, who performed the song, was extremely excited since the announcement of RRR’s Oscar nomination and his performance. He wrote on social media, “This is going to be an unforgettable moment in my life.” Indeed, this win at the Oscars will be a historic moment for India’s film industry.
Watch: Composer MM Keeravani Gets Emotional Accepting Award For Naatu Naatu | Golden Globe Awards
Another Moment of Pride
The documentary “The Elephant Whisperers” won the Best Documentary Short Film Award, highlighting the need to protect endangered species. Directed by Shilpa Gupta and produced by Anand Pandit, the documentary showcases a group of elephant trainers who use their unique relationship with elephants to promote conservation and educate the public about these magnificent animals.
Bright Future of Indian Cinema
Overall, the 95th Academy Awards ceremony was a night of celebration and triumph for India’s film industry. This achievement is a testament to the growing recognition of Indian cinema as a force to be reckoned with on the global stage. It is expected that this success will encourage and inspire more young artists and filmmakers in the country to pursue their dreams and create more masterpieces. The Indian film industry’s future is looking bright, and the world can’t wait to see what new talent and creativity will emerge.