‘The Elephant Whisperers’ directed by first-time documentary filmmaker Kartiki Gonsalves has made India proud again. The film won the Best Documentary award at the Oscars 2023. It has been winning awards at various international film festivals and film awards, and has been making the country proud.
For the unversed, ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ is about the bond that develops between a couple and an orphaned baby elephant, Raghu, who was entrusted to their care. ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ 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 South India, the documentary also highlights the natural beauty of the location. It explores the life of the tribal people in harmony with nature.
The film is not just a heart-touching story of a bond between animal and human and co-existence, but also showcases Indian culture and tradition of environment conservation.
We congratulate the team of ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ for their triumphant win at the 95th Academy Awards.