India’s Entry For Oscars 2022: Bollywood Misses Out, Check Which Film Got The Nod
New Delhi: India’s official entry for the 94th Academy Awards has been finalized.
Tamil film Koozhangal (Pebbles), directed by Vinothraj PS, is the film which will represent India at the Oscars 2022.
The most prestigious global Awards ceremony for the film industry will be held on March 27, 2022, in Los Angeles. Nominations will be announced on February 8, 2022.
The movie is about an alcoholic and abusive husband who sets out with his son to find his long-suffering wife and bring her back.
“India’s official entry for Oscars this year is Koozhangal. It was picked by a 15-member jury, headed by filmmaker Shaji N Karun, in a unanimous decision,” PTI quoted Film Federation of India Secretary-General Supran Sen as saying.
Fourteen films were in the race to make the Oscars cut, including Bollywood productions Shoojit Sircar’s ‘Sardar Udham’, Vidya Balan-starrer ‘Sherni’, Farhan Akhtar’s ‘Toofan’ and Captain Vikram Batra biopic ‘Shershaah’, .
Koozhangal has already won international acclaim, bagging the Tiger Award for best film at the 50th International Film Festival Rotterdam earlier this year.
No Indian film has ever won an Oscar trophy. Ashutosh Gowariker’s Aamir Khan-starrer ‘Lagaan’ had made it to the last five in the best international feature category in 2001.
The only other two Indian films to have made it to the top five were Mother India in 1958 and Salaam Bombay in 1989.