Oscars Calling!

This time the contenders to represent India at the Oscars are Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Ship Of Theseus and The Lunchbox

Friday, September 20, 2013   |  Copyright: India-Forums.com / Bollywood  |  Comments 9 Comments  |  3166 Views

Among the contenders to represent India at the Oscars this time, are the three films; Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Ship of Theseus and The Lunchbox.

The decision between the three films that belong to different genres will be announced by 22nd September.

Oscar committee more than once has said that they prefer films rooted in culture and country's ethos. 

Reading up history, we observe that India has reached the Top 5 position at the Oscars only twice in 100 years of cinema with Mother India and Lagaan. Both these films were based on human triumph.

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is a story of human triumph and how he doesn't lose hope. While its an India film at core as it applauds an Indian hero in spirit, it appeals to all universally. 

Mother India, Lagaan and BMB are also are hugely commercially successful films. 

Most film makers believe that this year's choice should be the commercially successful and critically acclaimed movie that touched all hearts, BMB.

With about 160 countries fighting the race with one film each, India's final choice of film being the film based on human triumph, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag stands a better chance to make it in the top 5 list.

"I was not aware of this fact. For me what ever the honourable jury decides is acceptable", says Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

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  • Posted on: 21 September 2013 at 10:18pmkavyasam

    Three movies have been nominated so far. Salaam Bombay in 89.

    Good luck to the nominee of this year.

  • Posted on: 21 September 2013 at 12:55pmRishi_

    what nonsense article is this?
    Gujarathi film "good road" has been nominatred already.

    tellybuzz presents stale news as usual. lol:)

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  • Posted on: 21 September 2013 at 11:00amddking

    The Good Road has already been nominated.. Please dont put wrong or outdated articles on this site..

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  • Posted on: 20 September 2013 at 11:17pmindia4u

    The Lunchbox all the way. The film is a clear winner.

  • Posted on: 20 September 2013 at 8:12pm-Maryam.K-

    Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is amazing!

  • Posted on: 20 September 2013 at 3:11pmShaina_b

    My vote goes foe Bhaag Milkha Bhaag!!!!!!

  • Posted on: 20 September 2013 at 12:34pm...Tanu...

    My vote goes to Ship of Theseus!

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  • Posted on: 20 September 2013 at 8:22am..N3rDyM0R0N..

    Indian movies ( In the broader sense , not just Bollywood hardly make it to the Oscar ...
    Not that the standards aren't good , There have been some exellent movies that have not been recognized by Oscars ...
    We can get Oscars only when we shoot Animation Movies with the best Visual and vocal effects xx_xx

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  • Posted on: 20 September 2013 at 7:01amnikki.171

    I have hopes for Bhaag Milka Bhaag as it is the only film I know. I wish whichever film makes to the Oscars good luck.
    May they win.

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    nitzy_21, leavesandwaves

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