Zoya Akhtar directorial 'Gully Boy', starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles, has been declared as India's official entry for the 92nd Academy Awards in the Best International Feature Film category. 'Super Deluxe', 'AndhaDhun' and 'Article 15' were among the other films considered by the jury. The Academy Awards will be held on February 9, 2020.
The selection of India's official entry for the Oscars 2020 is currently taking place in Kolkata, West Bengal. As per a leading daily's sources, AndhaDhun, Article 15, Badhaai Ho, Badla, Gully Boy, Kesari, Dear Comrade, Super Deluxe, among other films are being considered to make the cut
Last year, Rima Das' Village Rockstars was India's official entry to the Best Foreign Film category at the Oscars, however, it was not nominated for top nine films. Whereas, ‘Period. End of Sentence,’ an India-based documentary co-produced by Guneet Monga won the Best Documentary Short Subject at the 91st Academy Awards.
Here are the movies that made cut into the list
And The Oscar Goes To...,
Bulbul Can Sing,
Chaal Jeevi Laiye!,
Ghode Ko Jalebi Khilane Le Jaa Riya Hoon,
Mai Ghat: Crime No 103/2005,
Oththa Seruppu Size 7,
Pahuna: The Little Visitors,
Tarikh - A Timeline,
The Tashkent Files,
Uri: The Surgical Strike,
Out of the aforementioned movies, 3 are Bengali films.
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