Best Foreign Language Film News
India’s entry to the Oscars, Court one amongst 81 foreign film entries!
National Film Award winner Court is going to face some stiff competition at Oscars this year…
Chaitanya Tamhane’s debut Marathi movie Court, India’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category of the upcoming 88th Academy Awards, will be facing stiff competition from 80 other films from different countries. Click here to read more
Irrfan Khan: Court is a better choice than the last few embarrassing entries!
Having starred in films like the Oscar-winning entertainers “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Life of Pi”, Irrfan surely has an idea of how the foreign market percieves Indian cinema
Actor Irrfan Khan, two of whose films earlier missed being India’s official entry for the 88th Academy Awards’ Best Foreign Language Film category, says Chaitanya Tamhane’s Marathi film “Court” is a better choice than the last few “embarrassing” entries that the country sent to the Oscars. Click here to read more
Indian cinema shouldn’t try to imitate Hollywood: Asghar Farhadi
The Iranian filmmaker, whose film The Past was screened at the 15th Mumbai Film Festival, says Indian films shouldn’t lose their originality
Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, known for Oscar-winning film A Separation, Monday said that Indian cinema shouldn’t try to imitate Hollywood or European cinema, but continue catering to everybody. Click here to read more
The Good Road faces a tough road ahead at the Oscars!
Cineswami shares the list of competing films in the Oscar Best Foreign Language Film category, and chooses his Top 5
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have revealed the full list of submissions in the Oscar Foreign Language Film category. Seventy-six films have been submitted, the highest in Oscar history. Gyan Correa’s The Good Road is up against some truly worthy contenders. The frontrunner this year was Cannes winner Blue Is The Warmest Colour Click here to read more
AR Rahman is my spiritual guru: Resul Pookutty
The Oscar Award-winning sound designer says once you make it big internationally, people in India think you’re too snobbish or expensive to hire. In an exclusive chat with BollywoodLife, Resul also talks about his projects including his Oscar-nominated film The Good Road, Rajinikanth’s Kochadaiiyaan, his relationship with master composer AR Rahman, and how Irrfan Khan had predicted he would have no takers in India…
He’s unassuming, accessible and cheerful – you wouldn’t think you’re speaking to an Academy Award-winner and virtuoso sound designer until you realise the depth of Resul Pookutty‘s knowledge and experience. And yet he has no airs and his answers are unrehearsed. When asked if the Slumdog Millionaire victory at the Oscars increased opportunities for him in Hollywood and also back home in India, he confesses, “I’m not getting any work in India, which is quite sad…people think I’m too snobbish or expensive because I’ve won an Oscar.” In the same vein, he says that he’s forgotten all about winning that so-coveted Academy award!
Resul indulges in frankspeak with BollywoodLife Click here to read more
The Lunchbox can go to the Oscars after all!
Cineswami tells us how the Irrfan Khan starrer could still win an Academy Award
Ritesh Batra, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap and all those bemoaning the fact that The Lunchbox is not India’s entry to the Academy Awards’ foreign language category can take heart. It is technically possible to send the film to the Oscars, just not in the Best Foreign Language Film category as the Academy rules clearly state: “Only one picture will be accepted from each country.” Click here to read more
Oscar 2014 buzz: Indian talent to shine for Pakistan with Zinda Bhaag
Cineswami talks about the Indian connection of Pakistani film Zinda Bhaag that is vying for the Best Foreign Language Film title at the 86th Academy Awards
It is truly Aman Ki Asha. The Pakistani Academy Selection Committee has selected Zinda Bhaag as the first Pakistani film in over 50 years to be submitted for Oscar consideration in the foreign language category. Pakistan has sent only two films to the Oscars – Akhtar J Kardar’s Jago Hua Savera in 1959 and Khawaja Khurshid Anwar’s Ghunghat in 1963. Click here to read more
Nagarjuna’s film Sri Jagadguru Adi Shankara for the Oscars?
Another film, Midhunam, has also been apparently recommended by the Telugu Film Producers’ Council
The Telugu Film Producers’ Council is said to have recommended Telugu films Midhunam and Sri Jagadguru Adi Shankara to the Film Federation of India (FFI) as contenders for India’s official entry to the Academy Awards‘ best foreign language film category. Click here to read more
Will Chennai Express be India’s Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film?
The Film Federation of India has invited entries for the Academy Awards’ foreign language film category. Which Bollywood movie do you think should go?
Will Shahrukh Khan’s Chennai Express be sent to the Oscars as India’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film? It is highly possible, since we have often seen commercial hits (like Barfi! last year) being recommended for the prestigious Hollywood awards. Click here to read more
Mira Nair on The Reluctant Fundamentalist: I got inspired to make a story about modern Pakistan
The director hopes her film would help initiate a positive dialogue between India and Pakistan
Helming The Reluctant Fundamentalist, shot in India, Pakistan and the US, was not easy but the overall outcome is “quite beautiful”, says internationally acclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair Click here to read more
India goes to the Oscars!
From Bhanu Athaiya to Anil Kapoor…it may not have happened this year, but the Academy Awards has seen the presence of a strong desi contingent in the fairly recent past
Winning an Oscar has been a coveted dream for the likes of AR Rahman, Aamir Khan, Anil Kapoor and others. Some won, some didn’t. Dewy fresh in our memories is the phenomenon of Slumdog Millionaire that made it big at the Oscars in 2008. But the Indian presence at the Academy Awards dates back to 1957. Click here to read more