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Before Jai Bhim, these Indian films generated huge Oscar buzz

Mother India, Salaam Bombay and Lagaan have been top contenders from India for an Oscar win in the Best Foreign Film category but all three of them have lost at their times. Jai Bhim is in the running for a Best Film nomination at the 94th Oscars among 276 films.

India TV Entertainment Desk Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk [ Published on: February 08, 2022 14:21 IST ]
  • Hopes were riding high on Aamir Khan-starrer Lagaan when it was in the running in the Best Foreign Film category at 2002 Oscars ceremony. However, it lost 
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    Hopes were riding high on Aamir Khan-starrer Lagaan when it was in the running in the Best Foreign Film category at 2002 Oscars ceremony. However, it lost 

  • Ahead of 1958 Oscars announcement, Mother India had wowed all. However, the Mehboob Khan directorial lost the Best Foreign Film trophy to Italy's The Night of Cabiria
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    Ahead of 1958 Oscars announcement, Mother India had wowed all. However, the Mehboob Khan directorial lost the Best Foreign Film trophy to Italy's The Night of Cabiria

  • Mira Nair's Salaam Bombay (1989) made it top 5 in the Best Foreign Film category and there has huge anticipation around this film. However, it lost to Danish film Pelle the Conqueror
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    Mira Nair's Salaam Bombay (1989) made it top 5 in the Best Foreign Film category and there has huge anticipation around this film. However, it lost to Danish film Pelle the Conqueror

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  • After having its premiere at Belin Film Festival and box office glory, Gully Boy was India's submission in the Oscars race at the 92nd Academy Awards in the Best International Feature Film category. However, it was out of the race. Bong Joon Ho's Parasite won that year
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    After having its premiere at Belin Film Festival and box office glory, Gully Boy was India's submission in the Oscars race at the 92nd Academy Awards in the Best International Feature Film category. However, it was out of the race. Bong Joon Ho's Parasite won that year

  • Fans' hopes were riding big on the Malayalam feature film Jallikattu in the last Oscars. However, it failed to make it to top 15 in the best International Film category 
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    Fans' hopes were riding big on the Malayalam feature film Jallikattu in the last Oscars. However, it failed to make it to top 15 in the best International Film category 

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