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PM meets team of Oscar winner ‘The Elephant Whisperers’

PM meets team of Oscar winner ‘The Elephant Whisperers’

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 30 Mar 2023, 06:29 pm

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met producer Guneet Monga and director Kartiki Gonsalves of the Oscar-winning documentary ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ here on Thursday.

‘The Elephant Whisperers’ has bagged the ‘Best Documentary Short Subject’ at the 95th Academy Awards, recently.

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, the PM said, “The cinematic brilliance and success of ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ has drawn global attention as well as acclaim. Today, I had the opportunity to meet the brilliant team associated with it. They have made India very proud.”

Meanwhile, retweeting PM’s tweet, Guneet said, “Honourable PM @narendramodi Sir, we are truly honoured to have met you today and share with you the Oscar that India has won for ‘The Elephant Whisperers’. Grateful for your appreciation for this cherished moment for @sikhyaent.”

‘The Elephant Whisperers’ is an Indian-American short documentary film, which tells the story of an indigenous couple named Bomman and Belli, who are entrusted with an orphaned baby elephant named Raghu.

They take great pains to ensure that the fragile, injured infant survives and grows to be a healthy juvenile.

A strong bond develops between the couple and the elephant.

Set in the Mudumalai National Park in Tamil Nadu, the documentary also highlights the natural beauty of the location. It explores the life of the tribal people in harmony with nature.

Produced by Sikhya Entertainment, the film had its world premiere on November 9, 2022 at DOC NYC Film Festival, a film festival for documentaries in the United States.

It was released by Netflix on December 8, 2022. 

(With UNI inputs)