Tuesday, 24 September 2013

English Vinglish shortlisted as India's entry to the Academy Awards

Though Sridevi's flawless act in English Vinglish was not selected as India's nominee for the Academy Awards, we do appreciate the fact the film was well-regarded and under serious consideration.

From NDTV:

"...The decision by a 16-member committee formed by Film Federation of India (FFI) came out Saturday evening. A long five-hour discussion followed before The Good Road was chosen.

"There were other strong contenders in the short-list - Ritesh Batra's The Lunchbox, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Gauri Shinde's English Vinglish and Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroopam... also two regional films Kaushik Ganguly's Shabdo and the Malayalam film Celluloid," he said. Ghose personally loved English Vinglish and he saw it twice.

"Sridevi is fantastic. It's basically about the dignity of an individual. In India, we make many kinds of films regional, national, small-budgeted, big-budgeted. So with such diversity, we need to send at least five films to the Oscars," he said.

He also revealed that the FFI has sent a request to the Academy Awards asking that we be allowed to send several Oscar entries per year "as we are such a large cinema-making country".

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