Today, the entire world is talking about the Oscars, the biggest movie awards on the planet.. The results of the 89th Academy Awards are out and we take this opportunity to congratulate each and every winner of Oscars 2017.
So far, Indian films have not got the deserved recognition at
the Oscars. Each year, one film from India will be send to the
category of Best Foreign Language Film.
Mollywood, which is an integral part of the Indian film
industry, has had its own share of memories on the road to Oscars.
No films from Malayalam have made it to the final round, but
certain movies and members of the industry have tried their best to
enter the final round of Academy Awards. Read on to know more about
Mohanlal starrer Guru, which released in the year 1997
was India's official entry to the Oscars in Best Foreign Language
film category in 70th Academy Awards. The film, directed by Rajeev
Anchal was a film with fantasy elements in it.
First Malayalam Film To Get An Oscar Entry
Incidentally, Guru was also the first Malayalam film to
be sent as India's official entry to the Oscars. It took close to
40 years for a Malayalam movie to get an official entry to the
Adaminte Makan Abu (2011)
Salim Ahmed's debut directorial venture Adaminte Makan
Abu, that featured Salim Kumar in the lead role was India's
official entry to the Oscars for the 84th Academy Awards.
The Story Of An Old Couple
Adaminte Makan Abu, narrated the life an old couple who
are trying hard to go for Hajj. Despite being a quality film,
Adaminte Makan Abu failed to find a nomination in the top
9 foreign language films. Earlier, the film had won the Best Film
Award at the National Awards.
Jayaraj's most recent release, Veeram, which is a
multi-lingual film was initially a part of the Oscar race. One of
English songs of the film, 'We Will Rise',composed by Jeff Rona did
find a place in the initial nomination list of Oscars for the Best
Dam 999 (2012)
The cross-over film Dam 999, directed by Sohan Roy had
its own share of ups and downs. The film did grab the headlines
when three of its songs set to tune by Ouseppachan, were nominated
for the 84th Academy Awards for the Best Original Score. The movie
was also nominated in the list of Best Picture.
Sreevalsan J Menon
Popular music director, Sreevalsan J Menon was also a part of
the Oscar race in the year 2012, when his work for the English Film
Saint Dracula, was nominated for the Oscar Award for the
Best Song And Best Background Score.
Last but nor the least, the biggest one among the all. Resul
Pookkutty, who has worked in Malayalam films, as well, went on to
win the Oscar Award for the Best Sound Mixing for the film Slumdog
Millionaire at the 81st Academy Awards.
Only two Malayalam movies have been sent as India's official
entry to the Oscars, so far. Interestingly, popular Malayalam
film-maker Bharathan's Tamil movie Thevar Magan was
India's official entry to the Oscars at the 65th Academy
Well, with new ideas coming in to the Malayalam film industry, we hope that Malayalam movies would go global in the coming years.