List of Indian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray has represented India three times in this competition, the most by any director.

India has submitted films for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film since 1957, a year after the incorporation of the category.[1] The award is given annually by the United States Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to a feature-length motion picture produced outside the United States that contains primarily non-English dialogue.[2] The "Best Foreign Language Film" category was not created until 1956; however, between 1947 and 1955, the Academy presented a non-competitive Honorary Award for the best foreign language films released in the United States.[3]

The Film Federation of India (FFI) appoints a committee to choose one film among those released that year to be submitted as India's official entry to the Oscars for a nomination for "Best Foreign Language Film" the following year.[4] The chosen films, along with their English subtitles, are sent to the Academy, where they are screened for the jury.[5] The 1957 Hindi film Mother India was India's first submission. The film made it to the final shortlist and was nominated alongside four other films in the category.[6] It came close to winning the Academy Award but lost to Nights of Cabiria by a single vote.[7] Since 1984, India has not submitted a film on only one occasion; in 2003, the FFI controversially chose not make an entry as they felt no film would be in a position to compete with films from other nations.[8][9] As of 2013, only three Indian films—Mother India, Salaam Bombay! and Lagaan —have been nominated for the Academy Award for "Best Foreign Language Film".[10] In 2011, the jury of the 58th National Film Awards made a recommendation that movies winning Best Film at the annual National Film Awards should be the official entry.[4][11] However, in 2013, Barfi! was chosen ahead of the 2012 "Best Film" winner Deool.[12] For the 86th Academy Awards, the Gujarati Film The Good Road was submitted by India, making it the first film in the language.[13]

Submissions[edit]

Kamal Haasan
Seven films starring Kamal Haasan have been submitted by India to the Oscars.

India has sent over forty films to the competition. Most of India's submissions were in Hindi. Tamil films were submitted by the committee on eight occasions. Two submissions were made in Bengali, Marathi and Malayalam; only one film was in Telugu and Gujarati. Tamil actor Kamal Haasan has most often represented the country as a performer, with seven films submitted—including three consecutive films between 1985 and 1987,[14] one of which he directed himself.[15]

Year
(Ceremony)
Film title used in nomination Original title Language(s) Director Result
1957
(30th)
Mother India Mother India (मदर इंडिया) Hindi Khan, MehboobMehboob Khan Nominee[Note 1]
1958
(31st)
Madhumati Madhumati (मधुमती) Hindi Roy, BimalBimal Roy Not Nominated
1959
(32nd)
The World of Apu Apur sansār (অপুর সংসার) Bengali Ray, SatyajitSatyajit Ray Not Nominated
1962
(35th)
Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (साहिब बीबी और ग़ुलाम) Hindi
Urdu
Alvi, AbrarAbrar Alvi Not Nominated
1963
(36th)
Metropolis Mahanagar (মহানগর) Bengali Ray, SatyajitSatyajit Ray Not Nominated
1965
(38th)
The Guide Guide (गाइड) Hindi Anand, VijayVijay Anand Not Nominated
1966
(39th)
Amrapali Amrapali (अम्रपल्ली) Hindi Tandon, LekhLekh Tandon Not Nominated
1967
(40th)
The Last Letter Aakhri Khat (आखरी ख़त) Hindi Anand, ChetanChetan Anand Not Nominated
1968
(41st)
Elder Sister Majhli Didi (मझली दीदी) Hindi Mukherjee, HrishikeshHrishikesh Mukherjee Not Nominated
1969
(42nd)
Deiva Magan Deiva Magan (தெய்வ மகன்) Tamil Tirulokchandar, A. C.A. C. Tirulokchandar Not Nominated
1971
(44th)
Reshma Aur Shera Reshma Aur Shera (रेशमा और शेरा) Hindi Dutt, SunilSunil Dutt Not Nominated
1972
(45th)
Uphaar Uphaar (उपहार) Hindi Roy, SudhenduSudhendu Roy Not Nominated
1973
(46th)
Saudagar Saudagar (सौदागर) Hindi Roy, SudhenduSudhendu Roy Not Nominated
1974
(47th)
Hot Winds Garam Hawa (गरम हवा) Urdu Sathyu, M. S.M. S. Sathyu Not Nominated
1977
(50th)
Manthan Manthan (मंथन) Hindi Benegal, ShyamShyam Benegal Not Nominated
1978
(51st)
The Chess Players Shatranj Ke Khilari (शतरंज के खिलाड़ी) Hindi
Urdu
Ray, SatyajitSatyajit Ray Not Nominated
1980
(53rd)
Payal Ki Jhankaar Payal Ki Jhankaar (पायल की झंकार) Hindi BoseSatyen Bose Not Nominated
1984
(57th)
Saaransh Saaransh (सारांश) Hindi Bhatt, MaheshMahesh Bhatt Not Nominated
1985
(58th)
Saagar Saagar (सागर) Hindi Sippy, RameshRamesh Sippy Not Nominated
1986
(59th)
Swati Mutyam Swati Mutyam (స్వాతి ముత్యం) Telugu Viswanath, KasinadhuniKasinadhuni Viswanath Not Nominated
1987
(60th)
Nayagan Nayagan (நாயகன்) Tamil Ratnam, ManiMani Ratnam Not Nominated
1988
(61st)
Salaam Bombay! Salaam Bombay! (सलाम बॉम्बे) Hindi Nair, MiraMira Nair Nominee[Note 2]
1989
(62nd)
Parinda Parinda (परिंदा) Hindi Chopra, Vidhu VinodVidhu Vinod Chopra Not Nominated
1990
(63rd)
Anjali Anjali (அஞ்சலி) Tamil Ratnam, ManiMani Ratnam Not Nominated
1991
(64th)
Henna Henna (हिना) Hindi
Urdu
Kapoor, RandhirRandhir Kapoor Not Nominated
1992
(65th)
Thevar Magan Thevar Magan (தேவர் மகன்) Tamil , BharathanBharathan Not Nominated
1993
(66th)
Rudaali Rudaali (रुदाली) Hindi Lajmi, KalpanaKalpana Lajmi Not Nominated
1994
(67th)
Bandit Queen Bandit Queen (बैंडिट क्वीन) Hindi Kapur, ShekharShekhar Kapur Not Nominated
1995
(68th)
Kuruthipunal Kuruthipunal (குருதிப்புனல்) Tamil Sreeram, P.C.P.C. Sreeram Not Nominated
1996
(69th)
Indian Indian (இந்தியன்) Tamil Shankar, S.S. Shankar Not Nominated
1997
(70th)
Guru Guru (ഗുരു) Malayalam Anchal, RajivRajiv Anchal Not Nominated
1998
(71st)
Jeans Jeans (ஜீன்ஸ்) Tamil Shankar, S.S. Shankar Not Nominated
1999
(72nd)
Earth Earth (अर्थ) Hindi Mehta, DeepaDeepa Mehta Not Nominated
2000
(73rd)
Hey Ram Hey Ram (ஹே ராம் हे राम) Tamil
Hindi
Haasan, KamalKamal Haasan Not Nominated
2001
(74th)
Lagaan Lagaan (लगान) Hindi
English
Gowariker, AshutoshAshutosh Gowariker Nominee[Note 3]
2002
(75th)
Devdas Devdas (देवदास) Hindi Bhansali, Sanjay LeelaSanjay Leela Bhansali Not Nominated
2004
(77th)
The Breath Shwaas (श्वास) Marathi Sawant, SandeepSandeep Sawant Not Nominated
2005
(78th)
Riddle Paheli (पहेली) Hindi Palekar, AmolAmol Palekar Not Nominated[Note 4]
2006
(79th)
Rang De Basanti Rang De Basanti (रंग दे बसंती) Hindi Mehra, Rakeysh OmprakashRakeysh Omprakash Mehra Not Nominated[Note 5]
2007
(80th)
Eklavya: The Royal Guard Eklavya: The Royal Guard (एकलव्य – दी रॉयल गार्ड) Hindi Chopra, Vidhu VinodVidhu Vinod Chopra Not Nominated
2008
(81st)
Taare Zameen Par Taare Zameen Par (तारे ज़मीन पर) Hindi Khan, AamirAamir Khan Not Nominated
2009
(82nd)
Harishchandra's Factory Harishchandrachi Factory (हरिश्‍चंद्राची फॅक्टरी) Marathi Mokashi, PareshParesh Mokashi Not Nominated
2010
(83rd)
Peepli Live Peepli Live (लाइव) Hindi Rizvi, AnushaAnusha Rizvi Not Nominated
2011
(84th)
Abu, Son of Adam Adaminte Makan Abu (ആദാമിന്റെ മകൻ അബു) Malayalam Ahamed, SalimSalim Ahamed Not Nominated
2012
(85th)
Barfi! Barfi! Hindi Basu, AnuragAnurag Basu Not Nominated
2013
(86th)
The Good Road The Good Road Gujarati Correa, GyanGyan Correa Not Nominated[19]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The film lost to Italian film Nights of Cabiria by one vote.[6][7]
  2. ^ The film, India's second accepted nomination in 31 years, lost to Danish film Pelle the Conqueror.[16]
  3. ^ The film, being India's last accepted nomination to date, lost to Bosnian film No Man's Land.[17]
  4. ^ Morning Raga, an English-Telugu film released during the same year, was submitted as an independent entry by its producers; neither film received the nomination.[18]
  5. ^ Lage Raho Munna Bhai, a Hindi film released during the same year, was submitted as an independent entry; neither film received the nomination.[18]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "History of the Academy Awards – Page 2". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 6 April 2008. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Rule Thirteen: Special Rules for the Foreign Language Film Award". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2013-08-26. 
  3. ^ "History of the Academy Awards – Page 1". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 13 April 2008. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Malayalam film Adaminte Makan Abu is India's Oscar entry". The Times of India (The Times Group). 23 September 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Roy, Piyush (17 January 2008). "India's Oscar drill". The Indian Express (Indian Express Limited). Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "The 30th Academy Awards (1958) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Khanna, Priyanka (24 February 2008). "For Bollywood, Oscar is a big yawn again". Thaindian News. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "India's Oscar entry in this decade – Shwaas (2004)". Rediff. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "No Indian entry this year for Oscars". The Times of India (The Times Group). 28 September 2003. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  10. ^ "Nominations for India". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  11. ^ "National Film Awards jury's new plans for Oscars". CNN-IBN. 7 September 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  12. ^ Dubey, Bharti (23 September 2012). "Barfi! to represent India at Oscars". The Times of India (The Times Group). Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  13. ^ "Narendra Modi sends out best wishes to The Good Road, India's Oscar entry". The Times of India. 21 September 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  14. ^ "Kamal Haasan's Biography". Koimoi. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  15. ^ Pratibha (10 July 2010). "Hey Ram is my discovery of Gandhi: Kamal". The Times of India (The Times Group). Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  16. ^ "The 61st Academy Awards (1989) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  17. ^ "The 74th Academy Awards (2002) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  18. ^ a b Saxena, Kashika (25 September 2012). "India’s Oscar race: Losers weepers?". The Times of India (The Times Group). Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  19. ^ "The Good Road nominated as India's entry for Oscars". The Hindu. 21 September 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 

External links[edit]