Mumbai:Sept 23; Well, this is not any legal battle, but the battle to get a chance to compete for a nomination at Academy Awards, or the famous Oscars as they were called.
Director Chaitanya Tamhane's Marathi film "Court" has beaten all the films in competition to became India's official entry to the Oscars nominations. Like it is written by many foreign film critics that this is the best ever film made by an Indian director, today Film Federation Of India Chairman Amol Palekar confirmed that "Court" is selected by the jury.
According to reports, "PK", "Masaan", "Mary Kom", "Haider", "Kaaka Muttai", "Baahubali" and "Kuttram Kadithal" were among the films that the jury also watched.
Tamhane's 'Court', which narrates story of the trial of an ageing folk singer accused of performing an inflammatory song that may have incited a sewage worker to commit suicide in a manhole to expose the flaws of the Indian judicial system, has had a fascinating year, traveling to 19 national and international film festivals and picking up 16 awards.
Featuring impactful performances by actors Vivek Gomber, Vira Sathidar, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Pradeep Joshi, Usha Bane and Shirish Pawar, the movie did its fair share of rounds at foreign movie galas after premiering at the 71st Venice International Film Festival last year.
The 88th Academy Awards ceremony will be held on February 28, 2016.
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