Proud Moment for India Bagged Oscars

List of Indian Winning Oscars

India had a wonderful day when “Naatu Naatu”, the uncontrollable, fun number from the film “RRR” made by SS Rajamouli, as well as the well-known documentary short film “The Elephant Whisperers” succeeded in winning one Academic Award each on the 13th March, Monday, this year. These two movies depict films beyond Bollywood and the developing strength of the non-feature segment of Indian cinema. Incidentally, it is the initial time two productions made by India have succeeded in winning the biggest prize in the world of cinema.

One will also remember the Academy Awards this year for recognizing talent from Asia with the movie “Everything Everwhere All at Once” winning as many as seven awards including best film, best actress for Michelle Yeoh of Malaysia, best-supporting actor for Ke Huy Quan who happens to be a Vietnamese American, as well as the best director for Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert.

The climate change documentary which was set in the capital city of India named “All That Breathes” done by Shaunak Sen was not able to overcome Canada’s “Navalny” of Canada on Alexei Navalny, the Russian dissident leader, in the category of Documentary Feature.

In general, we also refer to Academy Awards as the Oscars. Artists from various departments received this particular award for acknowledging their success in the film industry. It is the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that presents this award every year. We consider the Oscar the most prestigious award in the film industry since it identifies the best talents across the globe. Here are some of the names of the people who have been felicitated in the past with the Oscars.

1. Satyajit Ray

Based in India, we can easily consider this person to be one of the best directors in the film industry over the years. In spite of working mainly in Bengali movies, Satyajit Ray has the distinction of having a deep impact on international and local filmmakers as well. He has likewise written some short stories that were adapted into films afterward. Besides winning a number of awards in India, Ray likewise succeeded in winning the Oscar in the year 1992.

2. Bhanu Athaiya

This lady was the first Indian to succeed in winning an Oscar. Commencing her profession as a fashion illustrator, Bhanu Athaiya shifted to designing where she was immensely successful. He has the distinction of designing costumes for more than 100 movies and among these, the film named “Gandhi” enabled her to win the Oscar for best costume design in 1982. Besides winning the Oscar, this lady has also won 2 National awards for the films “Lagaan” and “Lekin..”.

3. Resul Pookutty

As many as two Indians succeeded in winning the 81st Academy Awards which is definitely a huge achievement for the country. While one of them is A.R. Rahman, the other happens to be Resul Pookutty. Pookutty was able to steal the limelight internationally after winning the Oscars for “Best Sound Mixing”. Resul Pookutty entered the film industry with a film done by Rajat Kapoor in the year 1997. He became quite popular because of the film “Black” which Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed in the year 2005. He has also the distinction of featuring in films such as “Enthiran”, “Zinda”, and “Traffic Signal” as the sound engineer.

4.  A.R Rahman

One can rightly call this person to be India’s musical pride without any doubt whatsoever. Being a notable singer, songwriter, and music composer, A.R Rahman has the distinction of providing some remarkable songs in lots of films such as Lagaan, Roja, and so forth. Incidentally, this musical phenomenon happens to be the only Asian and the only Indian who has succeeded in winning as many as two academic awards in the identical year for the film “Slumdog Millionaire” in the year 2009. A.R. Rahman has received the Oscars for “Best Original Song” and “Best Originals Score” for “Jai Ho”.  

Reactions from noted personalities

Many notable Indian personalities such as Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, previous Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, as well as a plethora of showbiz celebrities including Shah Rukh Khan and Rajinikanth, have praised the achievements of India at the 95th Oscar Awards.

Anupam Kher

Anupam Kher, the well-known actor, applauded the teams of “Elephant Whisperer” and “RRR” for making the country proud at the global level. Kher conveyed his thanks to the winners of the Academy Awards and declared that it is definitely a proud moment for every single Indian. He also asserted that he congratulated them the day before in advance since both of them happen to be Indian movies and have their roots in our tradition.

Kamal Haasan

Politician and actor Kamal Haasan likewise expressed his congratulations for the RRR team while sending “hearty congrats” to SS Rajamouli as well as MM Keeravaani after Naatu Naatu succeeded in winning the Academy Awards for best original song.

Dia Mirza

On the other hand, another noted Indian actress Dia Mirza expressed her praise for the achievements of Indian movies at the 95th Academy Awards by asserting that she was indeed happy for the “RRR” team for winning Academy Awards and she was even happier for “The Elephant Whisperers”.

Lady Gaga

Incidentally, Lady Gaga, the renowned international singer reacted positively and happily to the achievements of Naatu Naatu at the Oscars as well. Her song “Hold My Hand” from the movie “Top Gun: Maverick” had likewise received nominations in the category of the best original song. Lady Gaga stood up and clapped her hands following the announcement of the winner at the 95th Academy Awards which was bagged by the “RRR” song.

Anuradha G

Senior Content writer in KEIZO.

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