Bejoy Nambiar disappointed over ‘Court’ ouster from Oscars

Mumbai, Dec 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Bejoy Nambiar, who is currently busy promoting his film “Wazir”, says he was quite disappointed when Chaitanya Tamhane’s debut Marathi film “Court” didn’t make it to the final list of Oscars.

“The fascination for Oscars has always been there. We give too much importance and there is nothing wrong with it. To aspire for that is not a bad thing. With the kinds of film we are making, I am sure we will hit that also very soon.

“ (However) I was quite sure that ‘Court’ will make to the last list of Oscars but I was disappointed that it didn’t,” Nambiar told IANS.

“Court” was out of the Best Foreign Language Film category of the upcoming 88th Academy Awards.

The film, a courtroom drama that brings alive injustices of India’s legal system, lost its battle to films like “The Brand New Testament” (Belgium), “Embrace of the Serpent” (Colombia), “A War” (Denmark), “The Fencer” (Finland), “Mustang” (France), “Labyrinth of Lies” (Germany) “Son of Saul” (Hungary), “Viva” (Ireland) and “Theeb” (Jordan).

Featuring actors like Vivek Gomber, Vira Sathidar, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Pradeep Joshi, Usha Bane and Shirish Pawar, “Court” was selected by a 17-member jury at the Film Federation of India (FFI), headed by veteran actor-filmmaker Amol Palekar.

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