Finally the suspense has over and India’s official entry for Oscar awards has finalized. Hindi film ‘Liar’s Dice’, a road drama about a tribal woman’s journey to find her missing husband, has been selected as India’s official entry to the upcoming Academy awards in the best foreign film category’ .
The film has been chosen by a 12-member jury appointed by the Film Federation of India (FFI), and out of a record number of 30 shortlisted films. Liar’s Dice stars acclaimed actors Geetanjali Thapa and Nawazuddin Siddiqui is a National Award winning Hindi film too. The film won the best cinematography honour for Rajeev Ravi and best actress title for Geetanjali at the 61st National Film Awards. Liar’s Dice directed by Malayalam actress Geetu Mohandas.
India has never won an Oscar in the best foreign film category. The last Indian film that made it to the final five nominees at the Oscars was Ashutosh Gowariker’s ‘Lagaan’.’Mother India’ and ‘Salaam Bombay’ are the only other two Indian films to have made it to the top five. The 87th Academy awards will take place on February 22.