RRR Oscar snub: How film federation’s selection robbed India of winning big at 2022 Oscar
RRR had already managed to get foreign audiences and critics to talk about it. The battle was half won and the film had already been noticed.
Why, then, FFI didn’t choose it as the official entry is a mystery?
One can endlessly debate if Pan Nalin’s
is a better film than Rajamouli’s
because, well, art is subjective.
. But when it comes to Oscars, the buzz around a film plays an important role in deciding whether it will win the award
The film got praises from a large section of the global audience post its Netflix premiere
had already managed to get foreign audiences and critics to talk about it which is no mean feat. The battle was half won and the film had already been noticed
Why, then, the Film Federation of India chose to go ahead and select a film, which might be a cinematic masterpiece in its own right
but definitely wasn’t as talked about and discussed as
is a mystery.
still score a nomination and subsequently a win? One can’t be too sure of that. But FFI’s call has surely struck a raw nerve of many Indians.