Two of our Tollywood movies Baahubali and Srimanthdu were the contenders for the India entry to Oscars. Marathi film ‘Court’ beats and made an official entry to Oscars in the foreign film nominations. Other contenders from Bollywood are Bhajrangi Bhaijaan and PK.
The multi-lingual arthouse drama is directed by Chaitanya Tamhane. In 2015, the film won the Best Feature Film award at the 62nd National Film Awards. The film went on to win 18 other awards at film festivals, including honours at the Mumbai, Vienna, Antalya, and Singapore film festivals.
Past entries have included Mr Palekar’s own film Paheli, The Good Road and last year’s Liar’s Dice. The last Indian entry to make it to the final five at the Oscars was Aamir Khan’s 2001 sports drama Lagaan.