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Readers Pick: Indian Films That REALLY Deserve Oscar Entry

Last updated on: October 3, 2012 10:23 IST

Readers' Pick: Indian Films That REALLY Deserve Oscar Entry

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Barfi!'s selection as India's official entry to the Oscars sparked debates on whether it was the wisest choice the selection committee had made.

While cinephiles discussed films that deserved the honour more than the Anurag Basu film, we asked you, dear readers, to tell us which film you thought truly deserved to be India's entry to the Oscars.

Interestingly, the names that came up are an eclectic mix of films from different languages that garnered critical acclaim upon release.

There also happen to be some rather curious suggestions. Read on to find out!

Gangs Of Wasseypur

Anurag Kashyap's saga about coal mafia in Wasseypur was among the most popular choices.

The film has done several rounds at international film festivals and garnered a lot of praise from its Indian audience too.

Powerful performances by Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chadda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Huma Qureshi were the film's highlight.

Read the reviews here and here.

 


Image: Movie posters of Gangs Of Wasseypur 1 and 2


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Paan Singh Tomar

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Tigmanshu Dhulia's biopic Paan Singh Tomar was released after much struggle earlier this year.

Made on a shoestring budget of Rs 8 crore, the film went on to become a critical and commercial success and according to a section of readers, should have been sent as India's official entry to Oscars 2012.

Read the review here.


Image: Movie poster of Paan Singh Tomar


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Vicky Donor

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Shoojit Sircar's irreverant and heartwarming film Vicky Donor also came up on the messageboard.

The film is the story of a Delhi guy who's convinced by a business-savvy fertility specialist to donate sperm in order to earn an income.

Read the review here.


Image: Movie poster of Vicky Donor


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Kahaani

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Vidya Balan starrer thriller Kahaani cemented her position as the most bankable female star in Bollywood.

The Sujoy Ghosh directed film got its share of acclaim and moolah at the box office, thanks to impressive performances and a fast-paced plot.

Read the review here.


Image: Movie poster of Kahaani


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Ek Tha Tiger

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Salman Khan's legions of fans made sure that the film was included in this list, no matter how out of place it seems to be.

The superstar created yet another blockbuster with this year's Eid release as he played a spy in a relatively slick action film.

Read the review here.


Image: Movie poster of Ek Tha Tiger

Tags: Eid

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Eega

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One of the most popular films to hit screens this year, Telugu film Eega had hit written all over it.

With critics going gaga over the film and movie-goers flocking theatres to catch the film, it's hardly a surprise that people wanted it to be India's official entry to Oscars.

The film is set to release in Hindi soon.

Read the review here.


Image: Movie poster of Eega

Tags: Eega , Telugu , India

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Supermen Of Malegaon

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One of the most loved documentaries of the year, Supermen Of Malegaon beautifully captures the passion with which the people of Malegaon enageg with cinema.

The documenatry follows real life filmmaker Farogh Jafri as he sets out to make a spoof on Superman.

Read the review here.


Image: Movie poster of Supermen Of Malegaon


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Vazhakku en 18/9

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Balaji Sakthivel's Tamil teen crime thriller Vazhakku en 18/9 has been described as a hard-hitting film that should be wathced by everyone.

Starring newcomers, the film was nominated by Tamil Cinema as India's Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language film.

Read the review here.


Image: Movie poster of Vazhakku en 18/9


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Kaksparsh

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Mahesh Manjerekar's Marathi film Kaksparsh also finds mention by the readers.

Set around 1930s and 1950s, the film portrays the ordeals of a family. The film was widely applauded for direction and some of the finest performances of the year.


Image: Movie poster of Kaksparsh


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Heroine, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu

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Kareena Kapoor's fans made sure to make a case for the actress's films.

Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu and Heroine find mentions in this list.

Read the reviews here and here.


Image: Movie posters of Heroine and Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu


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