Court selected as India’s official entry for Oscars
Marathi film Court directed by debutant Chaitanya Tamhane was selected as India’s official entry for the Oscars. The film will represent the country in the Best Foreign Film category at the Academy Awards. The winner will be announced in February 2016.
The film that won the National Award for Best Feature Film this year was selected from a shortlist of 30 films. The other films in the Oscar race included Rajkumar Hirani’s PK, Neeraj Ghyaywan’s Masaan, Omung Kumar’s Mary Kom, Vishal Bharadwaj’s Haider, M. Manikandan’s Kaaka Muttai and SS Rajamouli’s Bahubali.
Court revolves around the trial of a folk singer accused of performing an inflammatory song that may have incited a sewage worker to commit suicide in a manhole to expose the flaws of the Indian judicial system.