The 2020 Academy Awards ceremony will be held on 10 February. The Academy Awards were given for the first time on May 16, 1929 by holding a private ceremony at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. However, according to Oscars the history of Indian cinema has not been very special. So far, only three Indian films have received an Oscar nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category. Let’s talk about those three films in this report.
The first Indian film Mother India was nominated for the Mother India Oscars in 1958. Although the film did not win the award, it garnered many accolades. It was nominated in the film Best Foreign Language. The film was directed by Mehboob Khan. The film was released in 1957. ‘Mother India’ was sent by India in the best film category made in foreign language. The selectors were impressed by the technical aspect of the film and the wave of emotion created by the director, but she was shocked as to why she refused the marriage proposal made by Mahajan after her husband’s exodus, while the moneylender Mahajan wanted to take care of her children as well. Is. Actually, no one made it clear to the selector how much Indian woman is devoted to her vermilion. The film was devoted to the centuries-old ideal of India.
In 1989, another Indian film ‘Salaam Bombay’ was nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category. The film was directed by Meera Nair. A film that told the bitter truth of Mumbai, the financial capital of the country and the city of dreams, created a stir in the whole world, not just the country. Directed by Meera Nair, the film received the National Award for Best Hindi Film, while it was also awarded the Golden Camera Award, the Cannes Film Festival’s Audience Award. The name of ‘Salaam Bombay’ was also included in the list of ‘Greatest 1000 films of all time’ by the New York Times.
Ashutosh Gowirkar’s film Lagaan was a blockbuster film. It was nominated at the Oscar in 2002 in the Best Foreign Language Film category. It featured Aamir Khan in the lead role. English lyrics and dialogues for British actors in the film were written by Ashutosh Gowariker himself. At the Oscars, the film lagged behind ‘No Man’s Land’.