Mumbai: The Academy Awards are known for endowing the highest honour to a film. Apart from Hollywood, filmmakers from around the globe vie for the Oscar statuette which represents the best of cinema. With Indian cinema making its presence felt at the global podium in a big way, the race for the Big O seems to have intensified. For the category of Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars this year, the Film Federation of India has shortlisted 17 films out which 11 are Bollywood manufactured.
The shortlist includes the names of some 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.
The Film Federation of India will select and send one movie as Indian nomination for the category. The finalisation for the Oscar entry started from September 18th in Hyderabad and will last until the 26th of this month.
Here’s the list of films shortlisted by FFI for Oscar:
2)7am Arivu (Tamil)
3)Vazhakku Enn 18/9 (Tamil)
4)Akasathinte Niram (Malayalam)
6)Paan Singh Tomar (Hindi)
9)GoW – part 1 & 2 (Hindi)
10)Arjun – The Warrior Prince (Hindi)
13)The Dirty Picture (Hindi)
14)Ferrari Ki Sawari (Hindi)
16)Veer Hamirji – Somnath Ni Sakhate (Gujarati)
17)Anhey Ghore Da Daan (Punjabi)
First Published: Thursday, September 20, 2012, 12:17