Monday, January 21, 2008

India's Oscar Entry exits

'Eklavya" India's official entry for Foreign Film Category at the Oscars was edged out in the nomination process when it failed to make it to the final cut. The 105 minute film stood apart from the usual Bollywood fare being devoid of over the top themes or dance sequences in foreign locales. The film is entirely shot in Rajasthan, India. The story is intense and well acted with some great cinematography.

Only three Indian entries that have been nominated in the Best Foreign Film Category since India began sending entries in 1956 (Mehboob Khan's "Mother India", Ashutosh Gowarikar's "Lagaan" and Mira Nair's "Salaam Bombay"). A small number considering the enormity of the Bollywood industry.

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balaji said...

all you know is bollywood?!?! 80% of bollywood movies are inspired and the rest of the beautiful movies it makes go unnoticed (Dor! for eg!)

the regional languages make better quality movies compared to bollywood anyday (which shows in the number of movies sent until now from outside bollywood) and the number of national awards regional languages bag each year! all you guys can think of is bollywood and yuo are happy bollywood is sending some movie to oscars?? ? all bollywood makes is skin show movies!