Court is India’s official entry for Oscars, director Chaitanya Tamhane says ‘Genuinely surprised’

An elated Chaitanya Tamhane, who debuted as a director with 'Court', expressed both joy and surprise at the development.

Written by Sonup Sahadevan | New Delhi | Updated: September 23, 2015 6:32 pm
Court, oscars, oscars 2016, Court oscars, oscars entry Court, Court movie, Court film, Court cast, Court release, chaitanya tamhanhe, court latest news, oscars news, oscar latest news, entertainment news First time director Chaitanya Tamhane’s Marathi film ‘Court’, a National Award winner, was on Monday (September 21) chosen as India’s official entry for the 88th Academy Awards.

The critically acclaimed movie Court will be India’s official entry to Oscar. The film will compete in the Best Foreign Film category at the Academy awards to be held next year. (Read: Court movie review: It is a searing, unmissable film​, the best you will see this year)

An elated Chaitanya Tamhane, who debuted as a director with ‘Court’, expressed both joy and surprise at the development. “At every juncture of the film’s journey, we have felt that it has given us more than we could ever imagine. Once again, this has come as a genuine surprise to both Vivek (producer) and me. Ever since we started making the film, we kept our expectations low. Especially in this case, since these results tend to be so unpredictable, it just felt like a wise thing to not expect too much. Now that it has actually happened, we would like to thank the jury for their decision and everyone who has supported the film so far,” said Chaitanya.

‘Court’ presented a real and critical analysis of Indian legal system and judiciary through the eyes of a folk singer who stood trial after being charged of sedition.

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    aishu
    Sep 23, 2015 at 5:52 pm
    bahubali....
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    future
    Sep 23, 2015 at 7:49 pm
    ice good selection by the selection committee.... Last year MARY KOM could be the good option... MARY KOM had all the ingredients for Oscars... 1. True story of a legend. other ex were social network, Rocky, 12years a slave etc.. 2. Mary kom herself international recognized boxer. 3. Priyanka Chopra herself established as an international actor. 4. Sanjay leela bhansali himself international recognized. 5. The story of Manny Pacquiao and Mary kom were common in one sense that is Civil war in state which is still going on in Manipur. The film focus on it also which gives inspiration that a sport can unite the nation.. 6.Mary Kom herself would be able to promote it which Many Indian movies lagged.
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    Shashank Sawant
    Sep 23, 2015 at 5:44 pm
    The folk singer in question was charged with abetment of suicide, not sedition.
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    Shashank Sawant
    Sep 23, 2015 at 5:46 pm
    The folk singer in question was charged with abetment of suicide, not sedition.
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