‘Barfi!’ competes with 71 films for Oscar nomination

Barfi PosterAnurag Basu’s “Barfi!” is among a record 71 films vying for a nomination in the best foreign language film category for the 85th Academy Awards.

“Barfi!”, featuring Ranbir Kapoor as a deaf and mute boy, Priyanka Chopra as an autistic girl and Ileana D’Cruz as a compassionate Bengali girl, won hearts across India and among people overseas, with its heartwarming narrative.

The movie is competing among films from countries like Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Germany, Israel, Russia, Singapore and Vietnam.

Kenya has sent an entry for the first time, with a film titled “Nairobi Half Life”, directed by David ‘Tosh’ Gitonga.

Iran, whose entry “A Separation”, took home the golden statuette last year, has decided not to send any film for the Oscars this year as a mark of protest against the recent anti-Islam film “Innocence of Muslims”.

The country had initially decided to send Reza Mirkarimi’s “A Cube of Sugar” as their entry this year, but then reportedly decided to boycott the award ceremony.

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live Jan 10, 2013. The award giving ceremony will be held Feb 24, 2013.



  • don’t be make hopes.. it won’t win coz of the reasons I already mentioned.. if it didn’t copy that scene which is exactly similar to the scene in hollywood movie The Note Book, it could find it’s way to the Oscar award next year.. but no.. I don’t think so.

  • Number of films sent by India for Oscars starring Bollywood actors 1)Aamir Khan-4 films 2) SRK – 3 films 3)Amitabh Bachan,Saif,Ranbir- 1 film each

  • selecting for oscar just to hype and publicize the film for more crores..hypocrite society anything happen here…its shame if barfi wins oscar to india

  • Dinesh Vijan:
    kidhar se mooh kala karke aaya tu jhut mat bol,aamir khan ka 5 movies oscar k liye india’s official entry tHA
    2.Lagaan(Even Nominated)
    3.Rang de basanti
    4.Taare zameen par
    5.Peepli live
    bt i m still confused why didn’t they send 3 Idiots for oscar??this movie would have surely won the oscar,since it was loved by billions of people..even brad pitt and Jackie chan have seen the movie and expressed pleasure…..The movie that deserves oscar is coming on november 30th…..yeah u guys are right..it’s actually a tsunami bt they titled talaash…………

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