Chaitanya Tamhane’s Court may have won an uphill task of being selected as India's official entry to the Oscars but as far as its chances of winning are concerned, the odds are stacked firmly against it.
The film has neither financial support from any corporate organisation, nor backing from an established production house.
It was made on a shoestring budget by funds provided by Tamhane’s best friend Vivek Gomber.
According to experts in the film industry, Court's team is completely lost on how to go about its Oscar bid.
“Chaitanya is completely clueless. It requires intense lobbying and the makers need to be stationed in Los Angeles for at least two months ahead of the Oscar nominations.
“The process is long, arduous and, most importantly, expensive. Where are the funds to support the film?” a source asks.
When Gyan Correa’s The Good Road was selected in 2013, the producers NFDC spent close to Rs 5 crore on its promotion in LA.
Only a miracle can get Court the help it needs.