After of life of PI another movie in a row and nominated for Oscars from India. The Film Federation of India(FII) an autonomous trade body authorized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences to Select India’ Entry for the Oscars. Which has neither a fixed set of guidelines nor a standard method for selection, made some odd choices in past, sparking outrage.
The Hindi film was the unanimous choice of FFI’s selection committee, headed by Telugu producer C V Reddy. “‘Newton’ has been selected as India’s official entry to the Oscars. It was unanimously chosen from 26 entries this year,” FFI secretary general Supran Sen told .”
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Source :The Hindu -“There is a feeling of unbounded happiness,” said Tripathi. “I was cooking when I got the news. We are all still absorbing the overwhelming high praise from the critics and now this. It is a victory for talent and for independent cinema.”
Acclaimed actor Pankaj Tripathi, who features in “Newton”, believes this choice would encourage the entire film fraternity to support good content cinema and filmmakers.
“It’s something to be proud of as we have a thousand number of films coming out each year and out of that number, our film gets an entry. The entry is making us feel proud, so the win (if it happens) will have an amazing impact on the entire film fraternity.
“It’s a huge thing that people are loving the film here because we didn’t make a big, commercial, masala entertainer. The power of the film is its story and the way it has been told. The credit goes to the team, which didn’t compromise on the story. It’s a very pure, simple and sweetly told film,” added the ‘Newton’ actor.