Five films from India have been shortlisted for the 95th Oscars. Those films are RRR, The Kashmir Files, Kantara, Gangubhai Kathiyawadi, and Vikrant Rona. Along with 301 other films, these Indian films are set to compete for the Oscars. The final nominations will be announced on January 24.
The Times of India reports that Rishabh Shetty's "Kantara" is competing in the "Best Film" and "Best Actor" categories. Last year, Kantara was a movie that attracted the attention of the whole country. Rishabh Shetty's "Kantara," directed by himself, has been dubbed in Malayalam, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, and other languages. The film, which came with a different narrative, performed flawlessly at the box office as well.
The Kashmir Files is a film directed by Vivek Agnihotri. This film was one of the surprise hits of Bollywood last year. Gangubhai Kathiyawadi is a film starring Alia Bhatt in the lead role. The film hit theatres on February 25, 2022, and entered the 100 crore club. Gangubhai Kathiyawadi is a movie set in Kamathipura. Bhansali's next film follows "Padmavati." The film is inspired by the life story of a woman named Gangubhai Kothewali in Hussain Saidi's book "Mafia Queens of Mumbai."
RRR was the most-watched film in India last year. The film's hit song, "Nattu Nattu," was shortlisted for an Oscar in the Best Original Score category. Directed by SS Rajamouli, the film recently won the New York Film Critics Circle Award. RRR, which won two Golden Globe Awards for "Best Foreign Language Film" and "Best Song," has been nominated. The film starring Ram Charan and Jr. NTR also performed well at the box office.
Meanwhile, "Chhello Show" is India's entry at the Oscars. The film was shortlisted for the Best Foreign Language Film Award in the final fifteen. "Chhello Show" is a Gujarati film directed by Pan Nalin. Dhavan Rabari, Bhavesh Srimali, Richa Meena, Deepen Rawal, and Paresh Mehta are playing the lead roles in the film. The film premiered at the 20th Tribeca Film Festival. Pan Nalin himself wrote the screenplay for the film.