The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are the most prestigious awards in the film industry. They recognize excellence in cinematic achievements across various categories such as acting, directing, writing, editing, music, and more. Every year, thousands of films from around the world compete for a chance to be nominated and win an Oscar.
This year, six Indian films have been nominated for Academy Awards in different categories. This is a remarkable achievement for Indian cinema, which has been producing diverse and innovative films for decades. In this article, we will take a look at these six films and their nominations.
All That Breathes
All That Breathes is a documentary feature film directed by Shaunak Sen. It is produced by Shaunak Sen, Aman Mann, and Teddy Leifer under the banner of Rise Films. The film follows siblings Mohammad Saud and Nadeem Shehzad, who rescue and treat injured birds in India. The film had its world premiere at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2022, where it won Grand Jury Prize in World Cinema Documentary Competition.
All That Breathes has been nominated for Best Documentary Feature Film at the Oscars 2023. It is a powerful and poignant film that explores the relationship between humans and animals in a crowded and chaotic city.
Writing With Fire
Writing With Fire is another documentary feature film that tells the story of India’s only newspaper run by Dalit women. Dalits are members of the lowest caste in India’s hierarchical social system, who face discrimination and oppression on a daily basis. The film chronicles how these women journalists overcome various challenges such as illiteracy, caste violence, patriarchy, and the digital divide to report on issues that matter to their communities.
Writing With Fire has been nominated for Best Documentary Feature Film at the Oscars 2023. It is an inspiring and empowering film that celebrates the courage and resilience of these women who use journalism as a tool for social change.
The Elephant Whisperers
The Elephant Whisperers is a documentary short film that showcases the unique bond between elephants and their mahouts (caretakers) in Kerala. The film focuses on how these mahouts communicate with their elephants using sounds, gestures, touch, and emotions. The film also highlights how these elephants are trained and cared for by their mahouts.
The Elephant Whisperers has been nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject at the Oscars 2023. It is a beautiful and fascinating film that reveals the secrets of elephant communication and culture.
Period: End Of Sentence
Period: End Of Sentence is another documentary short film that deals with the taboo topic of menstruation in rural India. The film follows a group of women who learn to make low-cost sanitary pads using the machine invented by Arunachalam Muruganantham. The film also shows how these women empower themselves by breaking free from the stigma and shame around menstruation and starting their own businesses.
Period: End Of Sentence has been nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject at the Oscars 2023. It is a bold and uplifting film that challenges the stereotypes and myths about menstruation and promotes menstrual hygiene and education.
Chhello Show is a live-action short film that depicts the life of a young boy who works as a street performer in Mumbai. The boy dreams of becoming an actor someday but faces many obstacles such as poverty, exploitation, and abuse. One day, he gets an opportunity to audition for a Bollywood movie but things don’t go as planned.
Chhello Show has been nominated for Best Live Action Short Film at the Oscars 2023. It is a touching and realistic film that portrays the hardships and aspirations of street children in India.
Naatu Naatu (song from RRR)
Naatu Naatu is a song featured in RRR, a historical action epic directed by S.S.Rajamouli. The song celebrates the spirit of freedom and patriotism among two legendary Indian freedom fighters, Alluri Sitarama Raju (played by Ram Charan) and Komaram Bheem (played by Jr.NTR), who fought against British colonial rule. The song was composed by M.M.Keeravani, written by Chandrabose, and sung by Rahul Sipligunj and Ka
Naatu Naatu has been nominated for Best Original Song at the Oscars 2023. It is a catchy and energetic song that conveys the message of fighting for freedom and justice.
These are the six Indian films that have been nominated for Academy Awards 2023. They represent the diversity and creativity of Indian cinema, which has been making waves in the global film industry. These films also reflect the social and cultural issues that India faces today, such as caste discrimination, environmental degradation, menstrual stigma, child labor, and colonial oppression. These films are not only entertaining but also educational and inspiring. They deserve to be watched and appreciated by audiences worldwide.
We hope you enjoyed reading this article. If you want to know more about these films or watch their trailers, you can visit their official websites or YouTube channels. You can also follow them on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. And don’t forget to watch the Oscars 2023 ceremony on March 26th to find out who will win these prestigious awards.
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