There have been quality releases this year and Kollywood too has found two worthy picks.The South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce recently sat down to shortlist the Oscar nominations for movies down South . It was a challenging task to narrow down on a couple of releases for the “Best Foreign Language Film Category” at the Academy Awards.
From Bollywood itself there is the National Award winning release Dirty Picture and then Kahaani again a Vidya Balan movie. Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs Of Wasseypur,a strong competitor which made waves internationally even at the Cannes festival finds a place along with Ferrari Ki Sawari and Paan Singh Tomar. From South, SS Rajamouli’s Eega/ Naan Ee that broke records, lauded by critics and fans makes it’s way from Tollywood . The official Tamil picks include AR Murugadoss directorial 7aam Arivu with Suriya and Shruti Haasan in lead roles, tracing the life of Bodhidharman. Joining in will be Balaji Sakthivel’s Vazhakku Enn 18/9 that was a massive hit given the expert handling of the subject done by director Balaji. Having fresh faces the director had a solid script at hand to ensure things worked out well. From the 10 releases selected, things will further narrow down as the Film Federation makes a final decision on September 18-26th. A 16 member Jury will choose one among the selected few, to be the official entry for the Best foreign language film from India at the Oscars.