India and the Oscars

We all know the Oscars, right. It's the annual American awards ceremony which is hosted by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to recognize excellence in cinemas. They have one category where they receive application from other countries. The category is Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. India also has been submitting films for this category since 1957. Each year we hope to get a nommination in the Oscars for that category, but as of now onky three Indian movies have been nominated for the Oscar awards. They are - Mother India, Salaam Bombay and Lagaan. Last indian movie to get an nomination under that category was Lagaan. This year also there is  an official entry to the Oscars and that is Tamil film Visaranai which is directed by Vetrimaran and produced by Dhanush. Visaranai is India's official entry to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Films Category.

The national award winning and critically acclaimed film Visaranai is based on police brutality and corruption. It is a story of four migrant worker who face severe police brutality and put behind bars on false charges.Part of this movie is adapted from the novel 'Lock Up' written by M Chandrakumar.

The team is pretty excited about the official entry to Oscars. The last tamil film to get an official entry to the Oscar was Hey Ram which was directed by Kamal Hasan. Team is pretty hopeful of getting an nomination this year at the Oscars. 

You can watch the official trailer of movie Visaranai here

We also give our best to  the film and hope Visaranai gets an nommination at the Oscars. Apart from that, lets have a quick look at which indian movies have been the official entry from India till now  in the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film category.

Mother India [ 1957, Hindi ] - Nominated. 
Madhumati  [1958, Hindi ] - Not Nominated
The World Of Apu [Apur Sansar, 1959, Bengali ] - Not Nominated
Sahib, Biwi aur Ghulam [ 1962, Hindi ]- Not Nominated
Metropolis [ 1963, Bengali ] - Not Nominated
Guide [ 1965, Hindi ] - Not Nominated
Amrapali [1966, Hindi ]- Not Nominated
Aakhiri Khat [1967, Hindi ] - Not Nominated
Majhli Didi [1968,  Hindi] - Not Nominated
Deiva Magan [1969, Tamil ] - Not Nominated
Resham aur Shera [ 1971, Hindi] - Not Nominated
Uphaar [1972, Hindi ] -Not Nominated
Saudagar [1973, Hindi] - Not Nominated
Garam Hawa [1974, Hindi] - Not Nominated
Manthan [1977, Hindi ] - Not Nominated
Shatranj ke Khiladi [1978, Hindi ]  - Not Nominated
Payal Ki Jhankaar [ 1980, Hindi ] - Not Nominated
Saaransh [1984m Hindi ] - Not Nominated
Sagar [1985, Hindi ] - Not Nominated
Swati Mutyam  [1986, Telugu ] - Not Nominated
Nayakan [1987, Tamil ] - Not Nominated
Salaam Bombay! [1988, Hindi ] - Nominated
Parinda [1989, Hindi ]  - Not Nominated
Anjali [1990, Tamil] - Not Nominated
Henna [1991, Hindi ]  - Not Nominated
Thevar Magan [1992, Tamil ] - Not Nominated
Rudali [1993, Hindi ] - Not Nominated
Bandit Queen [ 1994, Hindi ] - Not Nominated
Kuruthipunal [1995, Tamil ] - Not Nominated
Indian [ 1996, Tamil ] - Not Nominated
Guru [ 1997, Malayalam ] - Not Nominated
Jeans  [1998, Tamil ] - Not Nominated
Earth [1999, Hindi ] - Not Nominated
Hey Ram [2000, Tamil/Hindi ]  - Not Nominated
Lagaan [2001, Hindi ] - Nominated
Devdas  [2002, Hindi ] - Not Nominated
Shwaas [2004, Marathi ] - Not Nominated
Paheli [2005, Hindi ] -  Not Nominated
Rang De Basanti [2006, Hindi ] - Not Nominated
Eklavya: The Royal Guard [2007, Hindi ] - Not Nominated
Taare Zameen Par [2008, Hindi ] - Not Nominated
Harishchandra’s Factory [2009, Marathi] - Not Nominated
Peepli Live [2010, Hindi ]  - Not Nominated
Adaminte Makan Abu [2011, Malayalam ] - Not Nominated
Barfi! [2012, Hindi ] - Not Nominated
The Good Road  [2013, Gujarati ] - Not Nominated
Liar’s Dice [2014, Hindi ] - Not Nominated
Court [2015, Marathi ] -  Not Nominated

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  1. Wow...This is awesome information.

  2. I wish this time India gets the nomination in Oscar. Best of luck to the team of movie.