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Four Indians Movies in the Oscar 2023 Race

Four Indians Movies in the Oscar 2023 Race


Four Indian movies have been shortlisted for the 95th Academy Award, which is set to take place in March 2023.

The three different categories under which the Indian movies feature are:

  • Best Feature Film International Category – Chhello Show (Gujarati movie)
  • Best Original Song Category – Naatu Naatu from RRR (Telugu movie)
  • Best Documentary Category- All That Breathes (Hindi) and The Elephant Whisperers (Tamil)

Best Feature Film International Category


The Chhello ShowPhoto Credit: Instagram

The much-anticipated film The Chello Show, aka, The Last Film Show, is a Gujarati movie directed by Pan Nalin and produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur and Dheer Moriya.

The film takes us through an extraordinary journey of a nine-year-old Samay, who is fascinated by cinema. Samay moves heaven and earth in pursuit of his 35mm dream after being touched by the magic of cinema.

Best Original Song

Best Original Song

Naatu Naatu song from RRRPhoto Credit: Facebook

The fiery number, Naatu Nattu, starring Alia Bhatt, Ram Charan and Jr NTR, is shortlisted in this category.

The song is from the second highest-grossing film of the year, RRR. The movie is a period drama directed by the incredible, visionary director SS Rajamouli.

Best Documentary

The two Indian movies under this category are:

All That Breathes, a critically acclaimed documentary directed by Shaunak Sen, found a much-deserved spot amidst the unparalleled list of impressive international documentaries.

All That Breathes

All That Breathes Photo Credit: IMDb

This Delhi-based movie has already bagged the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize – Documentary at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Elephant Whisperers

Elephant Whisperers Photo Credit: Instagram

The Elephant Whisperers, a Tamil language film directed by Kartiki Gonsalves, takes us through the life of Bonna and Bellie and their unbreakable and undying bond with the orphaned baby elephant named Raghu.

The Oscars, aka the Academy Awards, are a set of awards presented to recognise excellence in the film industry, including directors, actors, and writers.

The Oscars are considered among the most prestigious awards in the entertainment industry and are often referred to as the “Super Bowl of Hollywood.”

Academy Awards Ceremony pic courtesy: BDS2006, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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