Marathi film 'Court' directed by Chaitanya Tamhane is India's
official entry to the Oscars 2016 in the foreign film
The Secretary General of Film Federation of India announced the
selection on Wednesday. Chaitanya Tamhane's directorial debut has
won 18 international awards already, and is making its entry to the
88th Academy Awards.
Variety appreciated the directorial debut of Chaitanya and
called it an "Outstanding debut." THR says, "Chaitanya Tamhane has
come out as one of the world's most accomplished and promising
film-makers under 30."
Based on the reality of courts in India, Court shows an
impressive portrayal of paradoxes and contradictions that surround
the Indian courts. Le Monde said, "A major film on the worrying
state of freedom of speech in the Indian democracy."
Court swept away the National Award for the Best Feature Film
this year and has left behind blockbusters like SS Rajamouli's
and Koratala Siva's Srimanthudu.
Court will compete alongside films from all over the world in
the Best Foreign Language Film category. In 2014, Geetu Mohandas'
'Liar's Dice' was sent to the Academy as India's official entry in
Best Foreign Language Film category.
Watch the trailer.
Meanwhile, Thailand's 'How To Win at Checkers (Every Time)' made
its entry for the category.