Indian Movies In Oscar
It is a dream of every movie to make it to the Oscars and grab the attention of the world. Only the best of the best are a part of the Oscars and Bollywood movies too have had the privilege of being a part of Oscar submissions as well as nominations. Let us have a look at some of the Bollywood movies submitted for the Oscars-
Mother India - 1957
The widely-acclaimed Mehboob Khan’s Mother India can never go out of appreciation. To date, it is remembered as one of the best movies ever made in the history of Indian cinema. Mother India was also an Indian movie nominated for Oscar in the year 1958. It was India’s first submission in the Academy Awards.
Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam - 1962
Based on the 1953 novel Saheb Bibi Golam by Bimal Mitra, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam set high standards of filmmaking in Bollywood. It was chosen as India’s official entry at the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Guide - 1965
Waheeda Rehman and Dev Anand’s Guide was based on R.K. Narayan’s 1958 novel The Guide. A highly successful Indian movie at the box office, it was entered for Best Foreign Language Film at the 38th Academy Awards.
Aakhri Khat - 1966
Chetan Anand’s Aakhri Khat was Rajesh Khanna’s first movie. It was submitted as India’s entry to the 40th Academy Awards in 1967 under the Best Foreign Language Film category.
Manthan - 1976
Directed by Shyam Benegal, Manthan was the first Indian crowdfunded movie, a collective effort of 500,000 farmers who contributed Rs. 2 each. It was inspired by the White Revolution and was India's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film for 1976.
Salaam Bombay! - 1988
Mira Nair first feature movie as a director, Salaam Bombay! acquired significant critical acclaim. Salaam Bombay! was the second Indian movie nominated for Oscar under the category Best Foreign Language Film.
Lagaan: Once Upon A Time In India - 2001
Lagaan: Once Upon A Time In India was a magnum opus musical sports movie that attracted an audience far and wide. It became the third Indian movie nominated for Oscar after Mother India and Salaam Bombay!
Taare Zameen Par - 2008
A movie that struck a chord with everyone, Taare Zameen Par is a work of art. Taare Zameen Par was India's official entry for the 2009 Oscar under the category Best Foreign Film.