The Elephant Whisperers: ‘The Elephant Whispers’ has won the Best Short Documentary Award at the Oscars 2023. The story of the film revolves around a couple and an elephant. The name of the elephant’s character in the film is ‘Raghu’. People flock to Theppakadu Elephant Camp in Tamil Nadu to see the elephant ‘Raghu’ after the film won the award.
According to news agency ANI, people from across the country and abroad are coming to Theppakadu Elephant Camp to meet ‘Raghu’ and see him. London tourist Grace, who came here to meet and see ‘Raghu’, said that we came here and came to know that two baby elephants here won the Oscar last (Sunday) night. Nice to see them. Elephant is my favorite animal. I am very lucky that I met him just a day after winning the award.
Mudumalai, Tamil Nadu | After ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ they #Oscars award for Best Documentary Short Film, people from different parts of the country visit Theppakadu Elephant Camp to witness the Oscar-winning elephant Raghu (13.03) pic.twitter.com/75vycru7Qg
— ANI (@ANI) March 14, 2023
Theppakadu Elephant Camp is the oldest in Asia
The Oscar-winning short documentary ‘The Elephant Whispers’ was shot at Theppakadu Elephant Camp in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve in the Nilgiri Mountains of Tamil Nadu. Theppakadu Elephant Camp in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve is the oldest elephant camp in Asia. It was established about 105 years ago.
The Theppakadu Elephant Camp, located on the banks of the Moyar River, currently houses 28 elephants. A dedicated group of mahouts are providing training and care to these elephants. The film’s director Kartiki Gonsalves lived in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve for five years to shoot the documentary.
‘The Elephant Whispers’ is of 41 minutes
The short documentary ‘The Elephant Whispers’ is of 41 minutes duration. This short documentary follows the story of an orphaned elephant Raghu and his caretakers, a mahout couple Bomman and Bailey. The couple adopts the orphan Raghu. Explain that in Theppakadu Elephant Camp, such elephants are rehabilitated who enter the settlements of the people located nearby and have conflicts with the people.