Bomman and Belli, who featured in the Tamil-language documentary ‘The Elephant Whispers’, which won India’s first Oscar in the ‘Documentary Short Subject’ category. Bomman and Belli, seen in the documentary, take care of elephants at Mudumalai in Nilgiri district. Bomman and Bellie, a couple in South India, devote their lives to caring for an orphaned baby elephant named Raghu, forging a family like no other that tests the barrier between the human and the animal world.
The 39-minute documentary ‘The Elephant Whispers’, produced by Guneet Monga and Achin Jain of Sikhya Entertainment, depicts the close bond between two abandoned elephant cubs, Raghu and Amu, and their caretakers, Bomman and Belli. It has been said in the release that the documentary shows the working of the Tamil Nadu Forest Department and the efforts being made to take care of elephants.
What’s the Bomman’s reaction after “The Elephant Whisperers” Oscar Win?
Bomman said that it is not easy to raise elephants and they give love and care to the cubs like their own children. The Elephant Whispers’ won India’s first Oscar as an independent film at the 95th Academy Awards.
This time India had a glorious Oscars – Naatu Naatu from RRR won Best Original Song and The Elephant Whisperers won Best Documentary Short Subject.
India had scored a total of three Oscar nominations at this year’s Oscars — For Best Original Song (RRR song “Naatu Naatu”), Best Documentary Feature Film (Shaunak Sen’s All That Breathes), and Best Documentary Short (Kartiki Gonsalves-directed The Elephant Whisperers).
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