For everyone associated with film industry, winning the Academy Award aka the Oscar is the ultimate goal. The Indian Film industry obviously doesn’t like lagging behind either. The Film Federation of India appoints a committee to choose one film among those released that year to be submitted as India’s official entry to the Academy as the nomination for the “Best Foreign Language Film” category.
This year too, the FFI nominated one movie for the category and unsurprisingly, it’s the Raj kumar Rao starer ‘Newton’. The announcement was made by the Film Federation of India, who said the movie was selected out of 26 contenders.
The film was premiered earlier at Berlin where it won the CICAE (International Confederation of Art Cinemas) award for best film in the forum section. It also managed to win a jury prize at the Hong Kong international film festival.
However, in India the movie has just released and has already received positive reviews from both critics as well as from the audience.
The news about the nomination was confirmed by Raj kumar Rao on his Twitter page.
— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) September 22, 2017
Director Amit V Masurkar, in an interview, expressed his joy over the news, “We are really happy. The fact that the film is releasing today doubles the happiness. We hope that people will now really head to the cinema halls to watch the film,” the director told PTI.
In a matter of a few hours, Twitter was buzzing with tweets of proud Indians who were on cloud nine after the news.