Best Indian Movies That Were Submitted For The Oscars

It includes a crowfunded movie as well!!

Indian Movies Submitted For The Oscars:

Oscars is a big deal for the Indian Film Industry as well. Directors, actors, musicians all strive to achieve an exceptional film which could be seen by cinema lovers all across the world. India has been forwarding movies to the Academy Awards since 1957, the year of incorporation of the category. Mother India was the first Indian film to be nominated in Best Foreign Category at the Oscars. It lost to Nights of Cabiria by a single vote. Since then, only two films (Lagaan, Salaam Bombay) have been nominated in that category. 

 1. Court

You call yourself a cinema lover and say that you haven’t this movie yet? Just watch it already na. It’s a hell of an experience. This movie is a masterpiece in every sense. It’s based on a court trial that makes you go through the real courtroom drama. It won the National Award among many other awards. 

 2. Barfi!

The most beautiful movie you will ever come across. Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra starrer Barfi! It was India’s submission to the Oscar in 2012 that deals with a complicated relationship between a deaf-mute guy and two women. It explores the beautiful bond they all share. 

 3. Newton 

Even after winning so many international awards, Rajkumar Rao starrer Newton was not nominated for the category. Do watch this movie if you haven’t already. 

 4. Village Rockstars 

It was released in 2018. It’s the kampuri-Assamese language coming of age film. It was selected as India’s official entry to 91st Oscars, but it didn’t get nominated. It even premiered in the 2017 Toronto international film festival. The story is about a 10-year-old girl living in poverty who dreams of becoming a starting a band with her local friends. 

 5. Manthan

Smita Patil, Amrish Puri, and Naseeruddin Shah starrer, Manthan, was directed by Shyam Bengal. The movie showcases the white revolution. The most interesting fact about this movie is that it was a crowdfunded movie that means that more than 5,00,000 farmers contributed RS. 2 each for the making of this film. Can you believe it?

 6. Guide

Indian Movies Submitted For The Oscars
Indian Movies Submitted For The Oscars

Dev Anand Waheeda Rehman’s Guide is an internationally famous movie. It explored the complexity and vulnerability of the emotions of a person. It showcases the hardships a man has to go through in his life. Actors gave top-notch performances in this movie. This movie was screened at the Cannes Festival 2007.

 7. Rudaali

 This was the movie for which Dimple Kapadia got the National Award for her performance. She was exceptionally good as Rudaali from Rajasthan. 

 8. Bandit Queen 

Indian Movies Submitted For The Oscars
Indian Movies Submitted For The Oscars

 There are no words to express how gut-wrenching this movie is. Seema Biswas received the National Award for the best actress. This movie is based on the real-life story of Phoolan Devi, who was raped multiple times and to protect herself she had to become a bandit.

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