After many rumors and guesses, finally the Film federation of India (FFI) selected the Marathi Film ‘Court’ for this year’s Oscar representation from India. The Film was selected from a short list of 30 films filtered by FFI jury head Amol Palekar. The jury members picked this film from the big lists Including Rajkumar Hirani’s ‘PK’, Omung Kumar’s ‘Mary Kom’, M. Manikandan’s ‘Kaaka Muttai’ and SS Rajamouli’s ‘Bahubali.’
The film, directed by debut director Chaitanya Tamhan and it is made with a modest budget of Rs. 3.5 Crore. The film tells the story of a folk artist, who was charged as a culprit for singing a sensational song.
The Total running duration of this film is 116 Minutes and it is a Multi-Lingual Production in Guajarati, Marathi, English and Hindi.
Last Year, the film has won the Lion of Future Award for the best first feature film at the Venice International Film Festival and also it won Golden Lotus award for the best film of the year at 2015 National awards.
According to the Sources, the film court receives upvotes from the selectors from the very beginning itself. A source of the reddif.com revealed that the Jury Head Amol Palekar’s first choice was Neeraj Ghaywan’s Masaan, later he liberated his decision after sawing the ‘court’ film. The reddif.com sources also revealed that Mr. Palekar had an objection in selecting the ‘Court’ for the Oscar Entry. He says 70% of the film dialogues in English. So, there is a chance to reject the film. But, the other panel members argued against this statement and therefore finally the jury watched the entire film with a stop watch. In that observation, the jury witnessed that only 17 percent of the court is in English and that is an allowable percentage for a foreign Language film.
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The academy will announce the First Nine shortlisted names in Mid-December and the final five nominees names will be revealed on January 14, 2016. The winner name will declare on February 22, 2015, at the stage of 87th Academy awards Held at the Dolby Theatre in, California.