Although only three B-town cult movies — Mother India, Salaam Bombay and Lagaan — have managed to make it to the Oscars listing, the enthusiasm to nominate their films for selections to the big O is unabated among Indian filmmakers.
The Film Federation of India has recently shortlisted films for Oscar Nomination for the category of Best Foreign Language Film. This shortlist includes the names of 17 critically acclaimed Indian movies among which there are 11 Hindi films including-Paan Singh Tomar, Barfi!, Kahaani, The Dirty Picture, Heroine, Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1 & 2. These films face competition from 6 other regional films,the biggest of which is SS Rajamouli’s Eega, one of the most critically and commercially successful films of the year.
Race to the Oscars:-
The Film Federation of India will select and send one movie as Indian nomination for the category. The finalisation process for the Oscar entry will start from September 18th in Hyderabad and will last until the 26th of this month.