A jury headed by actor-director Amol Palekar have selected the Marathi film ‘Court’ to be India’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the prestigious Oscars to be held on February 28, 2016.
Written and directed by Chaitanya Tamhane, Court is his directorial debut. The movie is a courtroom drama about an ageing singer who is accused of encouraging a municipal worker to commit suicide through his fiery songs. The film examines the Indian Legal System through the eyes of the accused, the lawyer defending him, the public prosecutor, and the judge presiding over the case. Court has already won 17 International Awards- it’s the only Indian movie to have won so many! In 2015, the film also won the Best Feature Film award at the 62nd National Film Awards.
Watch the trailer of the movie here-
Court sure has raised our expectations for an Oscar. Will Court finally end the dry spell India has been going through in terms of Oscars?
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