And the road to the Oscars has begun! Every year a few films of different languages are selected and sent for the category of Best Foreign Language Film. And this year The Film Federation of India has recently shortlisted 17 critically acclaimed films. Out of these 17, eleven of them are Hindi films, and only one film will get selected for the nominations. Let’s take a look at these 11 films that have a chance to make the Indian film industry proud.
Kahaani without doubt is Vidya Balan’s best performance. Her role of a pregnant woman in search of her husband is admirable. She even won the best actress award for the film. The whole film was shot in Kolkata and the movie was well recieved by both, audience and the critics.
2. Ferrari Ki Sawari
Ferrari Ki Sawaari was an entertaining comedy-drama.The film was written by Rajesh Mapuskar and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, starring Sharman Joshi in the lead. Ferrari Ki Sawaari is a story of small guys and their big dreams, and how one night changes their lives forever. It was well received by critics but didn’t mange to grab the audience attention.
3. The Dirty Picture
This movie deals with the sexploitation in films and is based on the character of Silk Smitha. The star cast includes Vidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi, Naseeruddin Shah and Tusshar Kapoor. Vidya Balan also won a Filmfare award for her role as Silk in the movie. Produced by Ekta Kapoor The Dirty Picture was a blockuster.
4. Gangs Of Wasseypur
Gangs of Wasseypur is a crime film directed and produced by Anurag Kashyap. The film features an ensemble cast including Manoj Bajpai, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Richa Chadda in the lead roles. The violence and gore content was superb in the film, as it was the first ever hindi film to have so much violence in it. And the film was a success because of it’s originality and superb acting performances.
5. Gangs Of Wasseypur 2
While the first part of GOW was more about Sardar Khan (Manoj Bajpayee) and his evil ways, the focus shifts entirely to Faizal Khan (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) in part 2 after the Sardar’s character makes an exit in the first installment. Gangs of Wasseypur-Part 2 is a fitting conclusion to the prequel and the violence is even better in GOW 2, but it couldn’t surpass the box office collections of GOW.
6. Pan Singh Tomar
Director Tigmanshu Dhulia joined hands with Irrfan Khan once again for the super hit ‘Paan Singh Tomar’. Made on a budget of a little over Rs. 5 crore, the movie turned into a profit within the first week. The film succeed because of it’s reviews and mouth marketing.
When the desire is strong, dreams aren’t impossible – is what this movie wants to tell you. Gattu, a film which held high regards by the critics and film reviewers all over the world when it opened at the 17th International Children’s Film Festival at Hyderabad, the film showcased some brilliant acting performances and was a treat for children.
The movie centered on the issue of female foeticide is an adventure film, which was screened at Marche du Cannes film festival. Like Gattu, Jalpari was also made for children cinema. The movie received a thumbs-up from critics.
9. Arjun- The Warrior Prince
Produced by Walt Disney Pictures in collaboration with UtV movies, Ajun The Warrior Prince is an animated film which tells the The tale of how Arjuna fought his inner self and became the legendary archer. It was an excellent film and India’s best animation film till date.
The romantic comedy headlines Priyanka Chopra, Ranbir Kapoor and Ileana D’Cruz. All the three actors have literally created magic on the silver screen. While Ranbir plays a deft and mute character, Priyanka essays the role of an autistic girl, and Ileana does a rich Bengali girl, respectively. The film is still running strong and has been like by one and all.
The film is based on the life and times of a superstar heroine from the dream factory we call ‘Bollywood’. The film is a daring, shocking, glamorous, scandalous behind the scenes account of the reality behind the world of glitz and glamour that our film stars inhabit. Kareena Kapoor delivers a brilliant performance and doesn’t disappoint the critics or her fans.
Out of these 11 films, which film according to you deserves to be nominated for the oscars?