Barfi! may have reformed cynics and turned us all mistry-eyed with it's remarkable story-telling and superlative performances. But the news of it being selected as India's official entry to the Oscars this year was met with raised eyebrows.
Some 'inspired' scenes from world cinema classics notwithstanding, many people are debating whether the film has what it takes to represent the Indian film industry at the prestigious Academy Awards.
Names like Gangs Of Wasseypur, Vicky Donor and Paan Singh Tomar have cropped up in various discussions as more deserving candidates.
Which 2012 film do YOU think deserves to be India's official entry to Oscars this year? TELL US!