Winning an Academy Award (Oscar) for the Best Foreign Language film has remained a distant dream for India. Although couple of Indian films such as Aamir Khan’s Lagaan, Mother India etc have managed to get Oscar nominations in the past, they failed to bag the prestigious Award. This year filmmaker Amol Palekar headed Jury will pick up an Indian film to send as the official entry for Oscar Awards. They have to zero in one, after reviewing the 45 critically acclaimed films.
While Rajamouli’s epic ‘Baahubali’ is the official entry from Tollywood, Dhanush’s production ‘Kaaka Muttai’ from Kollywood, Bollywood films such as Aamir Khan’s PK, Shahid Kapoor’s Haider, Priyanka Chopra’s Mary Kom ‘Masaan’ etc are also in the Oscar race. ‘Kaaka Muttai’, ‘Masaan’ and ‘PK’ will give tough fight to ‘Baahubali’.
The official entry from India for 88th Academy Awards will be announced on 25th September.