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Malayalam Film 2018 Chosen As India’s Official Oscar Entry: Check Nomination Details

No Indian entry has been nominated for Best International Feature Film since Lagaan

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In a significant move for Indian cinema, the Malayalam film “2018” has been selected as India’s official entry for the Oscars. This captivating survival drama, subtitled “Everyone Is A Hero,” delves into the harrowing events surrounding the 2018 Kerala floods. Jude Anthany Joseph directs the film and boasts an ensemble cast featuring Tovino Thomas, Kunchacko Boban, Asif Ali, Vineeth Sreenivasan, Narain, and Lal. Since its release in May this year, “2018” has garnered critical acclaim and shattered box office records, making it the highest-grossing Malayalam film of all time and one of India’s top earners in 2023.

 

A Tale Of Climate Change

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The selection committee, headed by filmmaker Girish Kasaravalli, unanimously chose “2018” as India’s official entry for its profound exploration of the impact of climate change. The film masterfully captures the resilience of individuals amid the devastating floods, shedding light on an urgent global issue. Notably, no Indian entry has been nominated for the Best International Feature Film category at the Oscars since the iconic “Lagaan” in 2002. “2018” now carries the hopes of Indian cinema to secure a nomination in this prestigious category.

 

Previous Oscar Moments

While India’s recent Oscar journey has been marked by limited success, there have been remarkable moments in the past. Films like “Mother India” and “Salaam Bombay!” earned nominations. Bhanu Athaiya became the first Indian to win an Oscar for Best Costume Design for “Gandhi.” Satyajit Ray received a Lifetime Achievement Oscar in 1992, cementing his legendary status. In 2009, “Slumdog Millionaire” clinched multiple Oscars, including Best Original Song and Best Original Score.

 

A Glimpse Into Last Year

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Last year, “Chhello Show” represented India at the Oscars, though it didn’t make the final nominee list. However, Indian cinema celebrated victories with “Naatu Naatu” from “RRR” winning Best Original Song. And “The Elephant Whisperers” securing Best Documentary Short Subject. Additionally, Shaunak Sen’s “All That Breathes” earned a nomination for Best Documentary Feature. India’s journey at the Oscars continues to be captivating, with “2018” now in the spotlight. The film competed for the Best International Feature Film Oscar. The nation eagerly awaits the possibility of securing a coveted nomination as Indian cinema takes center stage on the global platform once more. “2018” stands as a testament to the artistic prowess and storytelling brilliance that characterizes this vibrant industry.

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