Why India should learn from South Korea and send better movies to Oscars

These movies deserved a place rather than Gully Boy as the official entry to Oscars

Recently, Parasite became the first South Korean movie to win an Oscar for Best Movie in the Oscars 2020. The South Korean movie created history by winning four Academy Awards even though it was a non-English film. Parasite, directed by Bong Joon Ho also won awards for Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best International Feature.

All the movie buffs would be surely delighted after the big win of Parasite at the Oscars 2020. After all, Hollywood is appreciating efforts of non-English movies. For us Indians, somewhere it hurts to not see any Indian movie even getting a nomination at Oscars year after year. Somewhere we think that we too have the same glory as “Parasite” in some of our films but it was sidelined for an overrated film like ‘Gully Boy’.

India has never won an Oscar in the Best Foreign Film category till date and has been nominated only thrice for Mother India, Lagaan and Salaam Bombay.

Tumbbad is one of those films which could have brought us that glory. Let’s look at 5 such movies which could have done wonders for India at the Oscars 2020.

1. Tumbbad

Tumbbad has developed a cult status for itself for its amazing plotline and story. The movie focuses on the greed of the main character in the movie who decides to satiate his lust by entering the abandoned Tumbbad Wada and steal gold coins from the loincloths of Hastar, a King.

2. Article 15

Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Article 15 was one of the finest movies ever made in 2019. The movie is a crime drama that deals with the Article 15 of the Constitution of India. Article 15 shows us how discrimination on the bases of race, caste and sex still persist in India.

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3. Ratsasan (Tamil)

Ratsasan literally means demon and in this film Vishnu Vishal, Saravanan and Amala Paul were also present in the lead roles. Ratsasan is the story about a police officer who joins the police and has to investigate a case where several girls suddenly disappear and are later found murdered.

4. Andhadhun

Andhadhun is one of the best mystery film ever made in India. Ayushman Khurana plays the role of an pianist who becomes a witness to a murder due to some unwanted circumstances. The crux of the movie is how he gets himself out of the situation.

5. Peranbu (Tamil)

This movie recently took the top spot in IMDB’s user ratings for 2019. It is directed by Ram and stars Mammootty in the lead role. Peranbu was screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and the Shanghai International Film Festival in China.

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