The Elephant Whisperers directed by Kartiki Gonsalves and produced by Guneet Monga scripted history at 95th Academy Awards by winning Oscar for Best Documentary Short Film. Although the Elephant Whisperers faced tough competition with “Haulout”, “How Do You Measure a Year?” “The Martha Mitchell Effect” and “Stranger at the Gate” but emerged to be the strongest out of all. It was a proud moment for India as ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ is the first Indian film to win Oscars. The award was received by Kartiki Gonsalves & Guneet Monga.

The Elephant Whisperers is a heart-warming tale set in the Mudumalai National Park featuring an indigenous couple, Bomman and Bellie. The story is about unbreakable bond between an abandoned Elephant and two caretakers of it. The Elephant Whisperers released on 8th December 2022 and is exclusively available to watch on Netflix.

What is Elephant Whisperers about?

The Elephant Whisperers is a 2022 Indian-American short documentary film directed by documentary filmmaker Kartiki Gonsalves in her directorial debut. The movie is produced by two-time Oscar winner Guneet Monga. The story revolved around a baby elephant named Raghu who got abandoned and is taken care by two caretakers. The story is about an indigenous couple who not only adopts the baby elephant but takes great pain pains to ensure that the fragile, injured infant survives and grows to be a healthy juvenile. 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.

Talking about The Elephant Whisperers winning Oscars 2023, Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga received the award from Last Of Us fame actor Pedro Pascal. While the two-time Oscar winner donned a beautiful pink saree while Kartiki Gonsalves donned a classic embroidered gown.

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