Oscars 2024: India’s Potential Official Entries – ‘The Kerala Story’ and ‘Rocky Aur Rani…’
The search is on for India’s official entry to the Oscars 2024. Recent reports suggest that films like ‘Balagam’, Vivek Agnihotri’s ‘The Kerala Story’, Kapil Sharma’s ‘Zwigato’, and Karan Johar’s ‘Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani’, among others, are under consideration for India’s submission to the Academy Awards.
According to Hindustan Times, a 17-member committee, led by filmmaker Girish Kasaravalli, has been established to review films through screenings in Chennai. This committee has reportedly received more than 22 entries from various regions of India.
Among the films forwarded to the Film Federation of India for potential Oscar selection are Anant Mahadevan’s ‘The Storyteller’ (Hindi), ‘Music School’ (Hindi), ‘Mrs Chatterjee vs Norway’ (Hindi), ’12th Fail’ (Hindi), ‘Viduthalai Part 1’ (Tamil), ‘Ghoomer’ (Hindi), and ‘Dasara’ (Telugu), as per a source cited by the news portal.
The insider further stated, “The list might have additions such as ‘Vaalvi’ (Marathi), ‘Gadar 2’ (Hindi), ‘Ab Toh Sab Bhagwan Bharose’ (Hindi), and ‘Baap Lyok’ (Marathi). We have received their application, but are waiting for the fees.”
The decision regarding India’s official entry for Oscars 2024 is expected to be announced later this month. The source added, “The screening started yesterday, and would take a week as there is a huge pool of films to be watched and then they will decide. We can expect an announcement about the official entry from India next week.”