Rather helping filmmakers come up with movies that have superior content, our film bodies are actually busy burning their heads to pick a movie to be sent to Oscars every year. And last year, we've sent "Newton" but the movie didn't surface in the "Best Foreign Film" nomination category.
Cut to now, India has now officially picked their film for entry to Oscars 2019. Assamese language movie "Village Rockstars", directed by National Award-winning filmmaker Rima Das, was as India's official entry for 2019 Academy Award nominations. Beating the likes of Padmaavat, Raazi, Love Sonia, Hitchki, Nude, Pihu and Padman, this film has surely stunned everyone as Film Federation of India voted for it.
Rima Das is the writer, director, cinematographer, editor and producer of Village Rockstars, which has travelled to 70+ film festivals and won numerous awards. The film tells the story of 10-year-old Dhunu, a young girl from a remote village in Assam, who dreams of owning a guitar to form a rock band though she hails from a poor family.
And surprisingly, though many Hindi, Gujarathi and Marathi films competed to get a pickup, there is no Telugu film that could be selected for Oscars race.