‘Court’ goes to Oscars, Salman goes to court: Twitter reacts to the Marathi film’s Oscar bid
Court, a Marathi film by Chaitanya Tamhane was chosen as India's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 88th Academy Awards on Wednesday.
Tamhane's debut movie, Court is a courtroom drama which has won a National Film Award as well. According to reports, the other front runners for the entry were PK, Masaan, Mary Kom, Haider, Kaaka Muttai, Baahubali and Kuttram Kadithal.
Featuring impactful performances by actors Vivek Gomber, Vira Sathidar, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Pradeep Joshi, Usha Bane and Shirish Pawar, the movie did its fair share of rounds at foreign movie galas after premiering at the 71st Venice International Film Festival last year.
The jury's selection of Court received the seal of approval from Bollywood.
#court is undeniably a great decision! One off the best films I have seen this year...finger crossed for its victorious journey ahead...
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) September 23, 2015
Congratulations @CourtTheFilm! India is finally sending the right film to the Oscar selections. Superb!
— Neeraj Ghaywan (@ghaywan) September 23, 2015
— रanviर_ डhoरeय_ (@RanvirShorey) September 23, 2015
— Anubhav Sinha (@anubhavsinha) September 23, 2015
— Aditi Rao Hydari (@aditiraohydari) September 23, 2015
But there were some people who were not happy with Court's selection for the Oscars and wanted Salman Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan to be sent instead!
It's a damn travesty that a film like @CourtTheFilm is being sent to the Oscars and not Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
— Traveling Salesman (@def__init__e) September 23, 2015
Amol Palekar chooses #Court over Baahubali & Bajrangi Bhaijaan for Oscars. No wonder Paheli was choosen over Black.
— Gustakh Nigaah❤❤ (@WittyNature) September 23, 2015
— Neel V (@NVUnleash) September 22, 2015
Meanwhile, there were lots and lots of jokes about Court and Salman Khan
Dear Salman fans. Salman goes to court. #Court goes to Oscars. Hence, Salman goes to Oscars. Rejoice.
— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@imsujitagrawal) September 23, 2015
#Court goes to Oscars for granting bail to Salman Khan in just 2hrs.
— Prabhakar Singh (@PRABHAKAR_KR29) September 23, 2015
#Court is an Official Entry for Oscars. No, It has nothing to do with Salman Khan
— Chicken Biryani (@ChickenBiryanii) September 23, 2015
Salman Fans comments on India's Oscars Selection 😛 After series of Crap movies Bajrangi Bhaijaan is Citizen Kane for them 😉
— #NąKυL . (@itsNaCool) September 23, 2015
However, Indian Twitteratti were largely pleased with the selection of the National Award winning film.
— Deepanjana Pal (@dpanjana) September 23, 2015
— Arindam Sil (@silarindam) September 23, 2015
— MANJUL (@MANJULtoons) September 24, 2015
Personally dug Killa and Kaaka Muttai more but #Court is a good choice too. Congrats to Chaitanya Tamhane and gang.
— Mihir Fadnavis (@mihirfadnavis) September 23, 2015
Good choice. #Court does have the better chance as far as winning over the Academy is concerned.
— gradwolf (@gradwolf) September 23, 2015
Updated Date: Sep 24, 2015 11:56:44 IST