The Lunchbox stumped, not India’s Oscar choice
In a decision that is likely to break many hearts, The Lunchbox, the film that won over critics and your average film buffs alike, has not been picked as India’s official pick for the Oscar.
Instead, debut feature filmmaker Gyan Correa’s Gujarati film The Good Road has been chosen to represent India in the best foreign film category at the Academy Awards. It is said to be the first Gujarati film to have made it.
‘It was a unanimous decision to select The Good Road, which is a movie produced by the National Film Development Corporation,’ renowned filmmaker Goutam Ghose, who headed the selection committee appointed by the Film Federation of India, said.
The movie left behind 21 other Oscar contenders, including strong films like The Lunchbox, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, English Vinglish, Vishwaroopam, among others.