Even though theatres have remained closed for the last two years, there has been no shortage of good films in Bollywood. Meanwhile, many movies came out whose story and theme impressed the audience immensely.
Recently 14 Indian films were shortlisted for the 94th Academy Awards. The remarkable thing is that Vidya Balan’s ‘Lion‘ and Vicky Kaushal’s ‘Sardar Udham‘ have made their place in Hindi films.
Let’s know the top news.
14 films selected from India
The selection process for the Oscar entry from India took place in Kolkata. A jury of 15 members from the Film Federation of India has shortlisted 14 films for India’s entry in the Oscars. The films include Malayalam film ‘Nayatu’, Tamil film ‘Mandela’, Gujarati film ‘Shallow Show’, Assamese film ‘Bridge’ and Hindi films ‘Lioness’ and ‘Sardar Udham’.The jury will now look at these films and select India’s official entry for the best film.
Oscar award ceremony to be held on March 27, 2022
Let us tell you that in 2022, the Oscars will be held on March 27. Remember that the Oscar ceremony was earlier scheduled to be held on February 27, 2022, but it was postponed a month ahead due to the Corona epidemic. Due to the change of rules, those films released online, not in theatres, will also get a chance to attend the award ceremony.
Last year, the Malayalam film ‘Jallikattu’ from India was included in the race for Oscars.
Last year, the Malayalam film ‘Jallikattu’ directed by Jose Pellissery was sent to the Oscars. However, the film could not make it to the final list of the Oscar jury. Jallikattu is a film based on actual events, which tells about the close friendship between two girls. The film has been screened at 18 film festivals around the world. Before going to the Oscars, this film won many awards in the country and abroad.
‘Lioness’ and ‘Sardar Udham’ have been released on OTT
Vidya Balan has been seen as a forest officer in ‘Lion’, directed by Amit Masurkar. The film came out on Amazon Prime Video on June 21 this year. On the other hand, the director of ‘Sardar Udham’ is Shoojit Sircar. In the film, Vicky Kaushal played the character of Sardar Udham Singh, who shot a British officer to avenge the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. The film was released on October 16 on Amazon Prime Video.