It seems India’s chances of winning the prestigious Oscar Award this year is quite bright and India is set to break the jinx!
From eminent national and internationally filmmaker Shekhar Kapur to International film experts to rave reviews India’s official entry to Oscar Chaitanya Tamhane’s Marathi film COURT is creating a buzz around the globe.
In an interview Shekhar Kapur candidly said, “I have not seen a movie like COURT in over 20 years. It is a stunning film and reminds of the kind of cinema the great legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray. He added, “Kudos to film director Chaitanya Tamhane for such a cinematic power”.
What is interesting is that besides applause from filmmaker Shekhar Kapur and a rich haul of awards the film is creating a buzz in International media too. International movie critics have written encouraging reviews in esteemed news papers like The New York Times, The New Yorker and Indiewire.
Besides this COURT film producer Vivek Gomber is leaving no stone unturned to win the Oscar. He is following Aamir Khan’s technique of creating awareness through advertisements and engaging Oscar jury in watching the movie. Readers may be aware Aamir Khan’s LAGAAN had succeeded in reaching the top five films slot in the Best Film Foreign Category.
Briefing media Vivek Gomber said, “I am aware I do not have the kind of budget that Mr. Aamir Khan had but nevertheless I have invested a pretty decent investment and I am lucky to hire the most reputed publicist Joshua Jason from LA to promote the film. He is so popular that almost 80% producers vie for him.”
The US distributor of COURT, Ms Nancy Gerstman, co-president and co-founder of the New York-based distribution company Zeitgeist Films is too confident about the film creating a buzz at the Oscars!
And last but not the least the film is getting a very good support from prominent International filmmakers, whose appreciation will gave a boost for the film to win the Oscar.
For instance eminent Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer of THE ACT OF KILLING FAME, impressed by the film has tweeted, “India’s Oscar entry, COURT by Chaitanya Tamhane, is a masterpiece - a work of deepest empathy, sublime in its construction”.