With the shocking move India’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Oscars 2018, Village Rockstars, is now out of the race for the prestigious honor, as is Iram Haq’s Norwegian drama What Will People Say, starring Indian actors. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Monday announced that nine films have entered to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 91st Academy Awards.
Village Rockstars is an Assamese movie, It is set in director Rima Das’ own village of Chhaygaon in Assam. It is the story of “poor but amazing children”, He lives a fun-filled life.
Worth mention here So far, Mother India, Salaam Bombay! and Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India are the only Indian films that made it to the top five in the Best Foreign language Film category at the Academy Awards, but none have awarded the honour.
Expectations were also pinned on What Will People Say, that stars Indian actors Adil Hussain and Ekavali Khanna. It is set in Pakistan and Norway.
It tells the story that how a Pakistani immigrant family deals with its teenage daughter’s affair with a local boy in Norway.