It’s every Indian’s dream to see an Indian entry get an Oscar nomination. After a huge campaign across the US and an umpteen number of screenings, the Academy voters have finally categorized Naatu Naatu song in the Best Original Song section.
Yes! Naatu Naatu Has won the Oscars for Best Original Song. It’s a huge moment in the history of our country! Rajamouli and his entire team have made our country proud!
The song had fierce competition from Rihanna who stepped in with Life Me Up from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s movie. Lady Gaga’s Hold my Hand from Top Gun: Maverick. But in the end, it was Naatu Naatu all the way!
The Elephant Whisperers made history by becoming the first Indian documentary to win an Oscar. It won Best Documentary Short film at the 95th Academy Awards.
India has never won in the category. It’s been more than two decades since an Indian film was nominated for the Oscars. Telugu commercial song Naatu-Naatu has made many filmmakers dream big and hope to take home the coveted Oscar Statuette.
A BIG Congratulations to the entire teams of RRR and The Elephant Whisperers!