Seven Bollywood films in the race for India’s Oscar nomination
Check out the list of Bollywood films vying to get an entry in the Oscar race
Wed, Sep 19, 2012 09:33:18 GMT
The Film Federation of India has shortlisted eighteen films for India’s Oscar nomination. Among these, one movie will get selected and will be sent to the Oscars as the official entry in the ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ category.
This time there are as many as seven films from Bollywood vying to be the top contender from India. The recent release Barfi!, and Anurag Kashyap’s revenge saga Gangs of Wasseypur are also in the race. The selectors have even seen the yet-to-release Heroine, and the film is among the best eighteen.
The Hindi films will vie with these regional films: Eega (Telugu), Vazhakku En 18/9 (Tamil), 7aam Arivu (Tamil), Deool (Marathi), Aakashinte Niram (Malayalam).
India’s nominations for the Oscars for the ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ will be selected during the screenings in Hyderabad from September 18 to 26. Let’s see which movie will be India’s official entry.