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Here are the top Bollywood submissions who made it to the Oscar awards for Best International Feature Film category


There have been many films belonging to Bollywood which have made it to the submissions within the Best International Feature Film category at the Academy Awards, most commonly known as the Oscars. It is one of the most prestigious award ceremonies at an International level which are given for artistic and technical merit.

So here is our pick of the best Bollywood features which have had an official entry at the Oscars:

1. Peepli Live (2010)

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「自殺現場直播」Peepli Live #peeplilive

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This is a satirical comedy which depicted the tragic issue of farmer suicides within our nation and how it is perceived politically and through the media. Anusha Rizvi was the writer and the director for the film and marked her debut while the film was backed up by Aamir Khan Productions.

2. Barfi! (2012)

A masterpiece directed by Anurag Basu, Barfi dealt with a deaf-mute guy, Barfi (played by Ranbir Kapoor) and his roller coaster of a life filled with joy and lots of laughter. There were other prominent roles played by Ileana D’Cruz and Priyanka Chopra. The later was also immensely appreciated for her depiction of autism through her role.

3. Liar’s Dice (2014)

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#liarsdice #netflix The movie didn’t disappoint me at all, as a matter of fact, it made me realize, India with a population of 1.3 billion , many people leave their villages and their family in search of livelihood. Many a times they are exploited and the workers perish due to hard Labour and disease. Keeping this aside the ending, my interpretation, Nawazudin gradually developed soft feeling for the lady and her daughter . He did reach her husband‘s construction site ,came to know he already expired, he was handed over the deceased husband’s valuables , which he had kept hidden in his bag, and this time when the lady called her husband‘s phone , it rang which was in nawaz‘s bag . And as soon as she found out , she broke . Nawaz‘s kept this a secret from the woman , knowing her passion , determination to find her husband. May be he wanted to tell her later. So in nawaz’s absence when she found out her husband dead, so she completely broke, and left for her village. Meanwhile nawaz must have searched for her, and eventually got employment , at the same place where her husband worked. For me this was absolutely realistic, many of us would have liked that they both started a life together along with her daughter. Director wants the audience to be ambiguous regarding the ending. Life goes on .👍

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The film was of a ‘road movie’ genre, centring around a desperate mother and a child on a journey to find their missing husband (played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui). It was directed by Geethu Mohandas. It was appreciated for its tense realism and picturesque setting.

4. Newton (2017)

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Indian Hindi language movie named 'Newton' starring Rajkumar Rao and Pankaj Tripathi in lead roles, Newton had its world premiere in the Forum section of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. The film received universal acclaim, securing eight nominations at the 63rd Filmfare Awards, including Best Film (Critics), Best Actor (Critics) for Rao and Best Supporting Actor for Tripathi, while winning Best Film and Filmfare Award for Best Story. Rao won the Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Actor and the writers won the award for Best Screenplay.Newton was also awarded the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi. Pankaj Tripathi won a special mention at 65th National Film Awards.The film was selected as the Indian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards. Original Language – Hindi Running time – 1 hour 46min IMDb – 7.7/10 Genre – Comedy/Dark Comedy Available on – Amazon prime Synopsis – A government clerk on election duty in the conflict ridden jungle of Central India tries his best to conduct free and fair voting despite the apathy of security forces and the looming fear of guerrilla attacks by communist rebels. Director – Amit Masurkar #rajkummarrao #pankajtripathi #anjalipatil #manishmundra #drishyamfilms #newton #newtonmovie #drama #darkcomedy #politics #government #bollywoodfans #bollywood #oscar #nomination #forest #scene #cast #erosinternational #corruption #director #movie #moviefans #filmfan #cinemafans #moviefans #hindifilm #cinemalover #bollywoodstars #cinematography #bollywoodpyar

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Apart from the Oscar entry, it was premiered at many film festivals and was greatly lauded for its pragmatic nature. It features Rajkumar Rao and Pankaj Tripathi in lead roles. This film proved that the Bollywood scene is maturing and improving with its simplicity and relevance during the time of masala entertainers.

5. Gully Boy (2019)

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Gully Boy இந்த திரைப்படத்தை காணும் முன்னரே பலதரப்பட்ட விமர்சனங்களை கேட்டேன் அதில் அதிகமாக இந்த படத்தில் அப்படி என்ன இருக்கிறது என்று OSCAR பரிந்துரை செய்து உள்ளீர்கள் என்பதே . அந்த மனப்போக்கு கொண்டு தான் இந்த படத்தை காண ஆரம்பித்தேன் ஆனால் படத்தை முடிக்கும் நொடியில் ஒரு உண்மையை உணர்ந்தேன் . திரைப்படம் என்பது பொதுவான கருத்து அடிப்படையில் பொழுதுபோக்கு சாதனம் ஆனால் இந்திய அளவில் திரைப்படம் ஆனது பொழுதுபோக்கைத் தாண்டி கடைக்கோடி இந்தியனின் துயரை எடுத்து உரைக்கும் சாதனமாக மாறியுள்ளது அந்த அடிப்படையைக் கொண்டு பார்க்கும் போது இந்த திரைப்படத்திற்கு உலகின் தலை சிறந்த விருதைக் கூட கொடுக்கலாம் அந்த அளவிற்கு ஏழ்மையின் சகிப்புத் தன்மையையும் கல்வி பயில நினைக்கும் ஏக்கத்தையும் கொண்ட ஒரு கவிஞன் அடையாளம் பெறுவதே இந்த GULLYBOY . CAST :- Ranveer Singh as Murad Ahmed a.k.a. Gully Boy Alia Bhatt as Safeena Firdausi Siddhant Chaturvedi as Shrikant Bhosle a.k.a. MC Sher Vijay Raaz as Aftab Ahmed Vijay Varma as Moeen Arif Amruta Subhash as Razia Ahmed Ikhlaque Khan as Nasir Firdausi, Safeena's father Sheeba Chaddha as Hamida Firdausi, Safeena's mother Kalki Koechlin as Shweta a.k.a. Sky DIRECTION :- Zoya Akhtar CINEMATOGRAPHY:-Jay Oza MUSIC :-Songs: See soundtrack Score: Karsh Kale The Salvage Audio Collective RELEASE DATE:- 14/2/2019 RUNNING TIME:- 153 minutes #movie_paradisoue #barathiandcinema #gullyboy #gullyboymovie #ranveersingh #aliyabhatt #zoyaakhtar #rap #aapnaatimeaayega

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The film turned out to be quite revolutionary as it introduced the whole nation to a whole genre of music and the emerging street rappers within India. It was a coming of age story dealing with self-exploration and the struggle one has to go through to make something of themselves. Ranveer Singh was the lead in this Zoya Akhtar directorial.

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