- Two Indian production wins Oscars award.
- Naatu Naatu won the award for the best Original song.
- The Elephant Whisperers won Oscar for best Documentary Short.
India had a proud moment at the Academy Awards as it grabbed two Oscars awards. Naatu Naatu and Elephant Whisperers won Oscars at the 95th Academy Awards. India is celebrating this major feat on Twitter and on other social media networks. Major celebrities, political leaders, and other groups have expressed their happiness about both films winning this major achievement. If you start checking everyone’s reaction, you may end up scrolling your phone all day.
We have compiled all the major reaction from the Indian community in this article so that you can check all of them in a single place. Let’s check out who has said what for the Indian films and songs winning Oscar awards.
Major Reactions to Indian Films Winning Oscar
Congratulations to @EarthSpectrum, @guneetm and the entire team of ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ for this honour. Their work wonderfully highlights the importance of sustainable development and living in harmony with nature. #Oscars https://t.co/S3J9TbJ0OP
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 2023
The first reaction comes from the Honourable Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi who congratulated both, the makers of Naatu Naatu and The Elephant Whisperers on this huge achievement. Mr. Modi writes, “Their work wonderfully highlights the importance of sustainable development and living in harmony with nature.” for the team of The Elephant Whisperers.
The popularity of ‘Naatu Naatu’ is global. It will be a song that will be remembered for years to come. Congratulations to @mmkeeravaani, @boselyricist and the entire team for this prestigious honour.
India is elated and proud. #Oscars https://t.co/cANG5wHROt
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 2023
Whereas for RRR team, he wrote, “It will be a song that will be remembered for years to come.”
भारतीय फ़िल्म जगत के साथ पूरे देश के लिए ये गर्व का पल है। अपने शानदार गाने के लिए ऑस्कर अवॉर्ड जीतने पर RRR फ़िल्म की पूरी टीम को बधाई। https://t.co/DgSaWbYChh
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) March 13, 2023
Other political leaders such as Arvind Kejriwal, M Venkaiah Naidu and Rahul Gandhi also congratulated both teams for this major achievement.
The song India 🇮🇳 danced to has truly gone global!
Congratulations @mmkeeravaani, @boselyricist and the entire RRR team for winning the Best Original Song at the Oscars for #NaatuNaatu. pic.twitter.com/axSEfCJWq9
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) March 13, 2023
The Naatu Naatu dance has been a huge reason behind the massive success of this song which is why it was performed live at the Academy. You can see that from the below tweet.
Here's the energetic performance of "Naatu Naatu" from #RRR at the #Oscars. https://t.co/ndiKiHeOT5 pic.twitter.com/Lf2nP826c4
— Variety (@Variety) March 13, 2023
Bollywood celebs start pouring their wishes as soon as the winners name were announced. Famous personalities like Sonu Sood, Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri, Mahesh Babu, and various other actors and actresses congratulated the team behind both films.
Congratulations @mmkeeravaani @ssrajamouli
For winning Oscars for #NaatuNaatu and making India proud. Wow!
Congratulations Director @EarthSpectrum Kartiki Gonsalves @guneetm for winning Best Documentary Short for #TheElephantWhisperers
This is the year of Indian cinema. pic.twitter.com/jeQIIGXUc4
— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) March 13, 2023
And there you go… NAATU NAATU!! Crossing all boundaries!! Congratulations to @mmkeeravaani garu, @boselyricist and the entire team of #RRR on their phenomenal win at the Oscars!! A jubilant moment for Indian cinema 👏👏👏
— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) March 13, 2023
The cast behind the song Naatu Naatu tweeted their pictures with the Oscar award. Jr NTR posted a pic with the award whereas Ram Charan posted a message thanking everyone for the wishes.
Big companies like Google and Netflix also congratulated the movies on their massive win.
The Elephant Whisperers trumpets its way to the Oscar victory 🥳🐘❤️#TheElephantWhisperers #Oscars #AcademyAwards pic.twitter.com/qqTqfbomRy
— Google India (@GoogleIndia) March 13, 2023
Whispers turn to roars!
THE ELEPHANT WHISPERERS JUST WON AN OSCAR 🥳🥳🥳 pic.twitter.com/ZeD0MhzbaL
— Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) March 13, 2023
Not just Indian audience, but the international audience has also gone bonkers for Nattu Nattu winning Oscars. You can check out some of the tweets below.
Watch the live #Oscars performance of #RRR's "Naatu Naatu" from inside the Dolby Theatre, along with director S. S. Rajamouli pic.twitter.com/EQ9aLz0c0y
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) March 13, 2023
The dream is a reality now. Congrats to the #RRR team for bringing it home with #NaatuNaatu ♥️🎶pic.twitter.com/Sk9TAQ2Fh5
— LetsCinema (@letscinema) March 13, 2023
#RRRMovie composer M. M. Keeravani accepts the original song #Oscar for “Naatu Naatu” and graces the audience with a tune of his own. https://t.co/hxuR41IpLt pic.twitter.com/t4pbTwAE1M
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) March 13, 2023
Coming to The Elephant Whisperers, Twitter just can’t stop cheering for the first Indian movie that has won an award in this category. The documentary directed by Kartiki Gonsalves and produced by Guneet Monga shows the beautiful relation between an Elephant Calf and an old lady. You can see the teaser below.
India wins its first Oscar of 2023 as Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga's 'The Elephant Whisperer' bags an award for Best Documentary Short Film at the 95th Academy Awards.#Oscars95 #ElephantWhisperers pic.twitter.com/mxuqdT4c2p
— Ravi Chaturvedi (@Ravi4Bharat) March 13, 2023
Guneet Monga herself can’t stop shaking when she got to know that she is taking an Oscar award home. Here’s what she said.
We just win the first ever Oscar for an Indian Production!
Two women did this! I am still shivering ♥️🐘♥️🐘♥️
— Guneet Monga (@guneetm) March 13, 2023
Here’re some of the reactions that poured in for the massive success of The Elephant Whisperers.
The Elephant Whisperer winning the Oscar is incredible, a Tamil documentary set in Tamil Nadu directed by a woman, produced by a woman, won. Now this is something I’m proud of Should watch it soon.
— Sanjana (@__smollbean__) March 13, 2023
Guneet Monga & Kartiki Gonsalves'
The Elephant Whisperer wins the Best Documentary Short Film
“Naatu Naatu" from SS Rajamouli & NTR Jr's RRR wins the Best Original Song ~ the first song from an Indian film to win an Oscar. Fantastic night for India. Add Deepika as presenter.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) March 13, 2023
A sacred bond between nature and us wins Oscar. India won Academy award for 'The Elephant Whisperer' in the Best Documentary Short Film category. Congratulations Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga.@EarthSpectrum @guneetm#Oscars #TheElephantWhisperers pic.twitter.com/Nt5m5ObPpc
— Shweta Mahale Patil . (@MLAShwetaMahale) March 13, 2023
#OSCARS TO THE ELEPHANT WHISPERER.🏆🏆
1st Indian documentary to win academy awards.#ElephantWhisperers #Oscar #Oscar2023 #Oscars2023 pic.twitter.com/GR3iitUifT
— Mëhüł Vøřã (@mehulvora55) March 13, 2023
With India taking home two massive Oscar awards, this is going to be an immensely proud moment for Indian cinema as they are getting global recognition now. What’s your reaction to Naatu Naatu and Elephant Whisperers winning Oscar? Let us know in the comments section.