Ranbir Kapoor’s Barfi! Or Vidya Balan’s Kahaani – which film will be selected for the Oscars this year?

Thu, September 20, 2012 11:15am UTC by 26 Comments
Ranbir Kapoor’s Barfi! Or Vidya Balan’s Kahaani – which film will be selected for the Oscars this year?

The Film Federation of India (FFI) has made a list of films to be sent to this year’s Academy Awards. And the competition looks tough!

Every year Film Federation of India (FFI) sends some critically acclaimed and highly appreciated films from the country to the jury of the Academy Awards. This year too, the esteemed panel of the Oscar – comprising 16 members – will receive the select list of films as India’s official entries to be screened. One of these films will be selected by the judges to represent India in the Best Foreign Language Film category to compete with the entries from the other foreign countries.

AR Murugadoss’ science fiction thriller 7Aum Arivu and Balaji Sakthivel’s Vazhakku Enn 18/9 are the two films from Tollywood among the 16 films short-listed by FFI for screening. Bollywood too has its high and mighty presence in the list. In fact, Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur (part 1 and part 2), Anurag Basu’s Barfi!, Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Paan Singh Tomar, Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahaani and Milan Luthria’s The Dirty Picture are all set to give a tough competition.

So far, in the history of Indian cinema, only three Bollywood films – Mehboob Khan’s Mother India (1957), Mira Nair’s Salaam Bombay (1988) and Ashutosh Gowariker’s Lagaan (2001) – have made it to the nomination stage. We hope this year at least one of the above mentioned critically acclaimed films will manage to impress the jury members and bag an Oscar to make India feel proud.

Tell us, which film, in your opinion, should be selected as India’s official entry for the Oscar and has the best chances to win Best Picture in the foreign language category!

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  • Aditi Patwardhan

    BARFI!

    • Ruby

      It should be Kahaani… Actors were new to bollywood except Vidya, …Lots of twist and the climax is extremely unpredictable…so it deserves. Barfi is very emotional movie!!! Ranbir and Priyanka acted really well.

  • sakshi

    Barfi..for sure…All the best to Team Barfi..hope they make it to Oscars!!

  • Meghani

    My choice is Barfi!

  • katie

    Barfi and only Barfi plz

  • Amelie

    KAHAANI 4 SURE….IT TRULY DESERVES!!

  • Charles

    It must be kahaani as imdb already rated kahaani 8.5 and kahaani been placed top 50 thrillers of all time.

  • Bivek (true audience)

    Barfi will be in the sent n more chance of winning too

  • charles

    I watched Barfi and if i am honest it was more a satire than a great film.
    It was nice to watch thats all. But if you watch kahaani it has got great element to hook you from beginning to end

  • samshad

    It has to be kahaani,
    best bollywood film i have seen.
    Kahaani for oscar

  • karim

    kahaani for oscar not barfi

  • Aditi Patwardhan

    Barfi has scored 9.1 on IMDB. And it is a great film. It should be selected.

  • charles

    barfi might have scored 9.1 but its not in the list of top 50 films. kahaani is the only bollywood film.

  • anu

    Kahaani of course..barfi was good but Kahaani was just mind blowing.But the people at the Oscars are racists,they will never give any award to an Indian movie

  • Rheya

    Has to be BARFI!

  • Neel

    Kahaani,though I liked watching both,kahaani really glues you to the screen from beginning to end.

  • rk fan

    barfi is the best film i think.kahani is good but not barfi level.its a cheap one.so dont worry be barfi.

  • Ader

    DEFINITELY KAHAANI!

    Kahaani is the BEST INDIAN FILM I’ve EVER WATCHED! BRILLIANT! Vidya Balan was BRILLIANT! The supporting cast was BRILLIANT!

  • nyn

    say no to KAHAANI because barfi can win Oscar for the country for the people. yes its true .so don’t worry be barfi…..

  • bikal

    of cource barfi

  • Pavi

    Barfi! Its the most deserving

  • Anayda

    7 aum arivu… It has twist, action, romance everything

  • arindrahit

    barfi has been selected today..yipee..cheers!!

  • Krishna

    Both the moviez are deserving enough.. But, only one cane be sent from India. Kahaani has great elements, not a masala movie and intelligent too. I haven’t seen Barfi, but looking at the trailers, it looks like a French or Polish movie.. They make this kind of art movies.. Barfi has been selected. All the best.

  • normal studyer

    Of course.. Kahani is the better than Barfi so Kahani should win the Oscer Award

  • raju nandi

    The selection of Barfii is on the flow of emotion and business oriented…Films like Paan Singh Tomar, Kahaani and 7 Aum Arivu are trillions times better than Barfii…And one of the critically acclaimed and commercially success film of the year Vicky Doner was not in the competition…reports says that FFI juries has received huge kickbacks from the makers of Barfii…the selection of Barfii as an official Indian entry will make it grow more in Box-office business especially among multiplex audience..thats why Barffi was selected…shame absolute shame


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