Peepli Live to be India's entry for Oscars

Aamir Khan's Peepli Live to be India's entry for Oscars this year. Aamir Khan's Peepli Live is critics acclaimed as it show the real picture of Media and farmers suicides in india. This movies was also named the Best First Feature Film at the recently concluded 31st Durban International Film Festival. Helmed and written by Anusha Rizvi in her first directorial venture, the film is a satire on the farmers' suicides and subsequent media and political response in India. This is aamir khan production's second movie in race of Oscar after Lagaan. Hope this time india win oscar in Movie.
Peepli Live will be India's official entry to this year's Academy Awards (Oscar) in the Best Foreign Language Film category. Announcing this at a press meet here on Friday, selection committee chairman K.S. Sethumadhavan said: “ Peepli Live is a reflection of India's culture and ethos, even as it highlights the burning problem — farmer suicides.” “During the selection process, Tamil movie Angadi Theru competed closely and we considered various criteria before selecting Peepli Live,” Film Federation of India president L. Suresh said. Calling Peepli Live a ‘social satire,' producer-director Ravi Kottarakara said it brought out the pain of poverty. The subtle humour, which runs throughout the film, sends across the message of social awareness in a far more effective way than a melancholic film would, he added. The selection committee comprised 15 members, including directors S. Krishnaswamy, Jayaraj and Sekhar Das, sound recordist S.K. Srivastava, writers G. Neelakanta Reddy and C.G. Rajendra Babu, music director Gangai Amaran, and costume designer Anu Vishnu. Five Tamil films — Singam, Madharasapattinam, Angadi Theru, Raavanan and Vinnaithandi Varuvaaya — were among the 27 films initially shortlisted. Paa, Raajneeti, My Name is Khan, Three Idiots and Pazhassi Raja also made it to the list.