Film buffs had been waiting eagerly for the Vettrimaran directorial Visaranai to make it to the Oscar nominations but it hasnâ€™t.
There were 85 films from various parts of the world competing for the coveted Oscar award and 10 films have been shortlisted. The films that have been shortlisted are:
Australia - Tanna - directors Bentley Dean, Martin Butler
Canada - Itâ€™s Only the End of the World - director Xavier Dolan
Denmark - Land of Mine - director Martin Zandvliet
Germany - Toni Erdmann - director Maren Ade
Iran - The Salesman - director Asghar Farhadi
Norway - The Kingâ€™s Choice - director Erik Poppe
Russia - Paradise - director Andrei Konchalovsky
Sweden - A Man Called Ove - director Hannes Holm
Switzerland - My Life as a Zucchini - director Claude Barras.
It is indeed disappointing to know that Visaranai did not make it to the Oscar Awards for Best Foreign Language Film category. Well, better luck next time.
Incidentally, the film, produced jointly by Vettrimaran and Dhanush, went on to win several national and international awards.
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