Court edges out Baahubali and Bajrangi Bhaijaan as India’s official entry to the Oscars
An humble and trustworthy cinematic multilingual gem “Court” — a courtroom drama that brings alive injustices of India’s authorized system — has been chosen to symbolize the nation on the 88th Academy Awards. The film was chosen ahead of much more commercially successful films like Baahubali and Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
‘Court’ helmed by debutant Chaitanye Tamhane also grabbed this year’s National Award for Best Feature Film.
The court drama movie, which was released in English, Marathi, Hindi, and Gujarati, has won 18 international awards. The movie, which premiered on the 71st Venice International Film Festival final yr, had first left the director stunned when it gained the National Film Award in the Best Feature Film class for 2014 even earlier than its theatrical launch in India.
The multi-lingual arthouse drama is directed by Chaitanya Tamhane. “At each juncture of the movie’s journey, we have now felt that it has given us greater than we will ever think about. Once once more, this has come as a real shock to each Vivek (actor-producer Vivek Gomber) and me,” Tamhane stated in a press release.
“Mother India”, “Salaam Bombay!” and “Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India” are the one Indian movies that made it to the highest 5 in the Best Foreign Language Film class on the Hindi Movie New.