Every time a film is made, the makers are eager to know the response of the audience as well as the critics. In the pre-Covid times, the box office numbers would determine the success of a film, while now with the OTT platforms in trend, the number of views that each film gets has become of utmost importance to filmmakers. But besides all these, every filmmaker's dream is to get recognised on national as well as international levels by some respected awards and one of them are the Academy Awards. It is considered to be an honour to get even a nomination for your film at the Oscars. And so I am sure that makers of Sherni and Sardar Udham must be on top of the world right now as their films are being considered to be sent to the Oscars 2022. While Sherni stars Vidya Balan, Vicky Kaushal is seen playing the titular role in Sardar Udham.
Here's the trailer of Sherni:
Talking about Sherni, it is helmed by Amit V Masurkar and sees Vidya playing a Forest Officer who is hunting down a man-eating tigress. The film's cast includes Vijay Raaz, Sharat Saxena, Ila Arun, Mukul Chadda and Brijendra Kala. This will be Amit's second film that is being shortlisted for Oscars, the first being Rajkummar Rao's Newton.
Here's the trailer of Sardar Udham:
Meanwhile, Sardar Udham is directed by Shoojit Sircar and is a biopic on the freedom fighter Sardar Udham Singh who had vowed to avenge the brutal Jallianwala Bagh massacre of 1919. The film also features Amol Parashar in the pivotal role of Shahid Bhagat Singh who is a treat to watch.
Besides these two films, Martin Prakkat's Nayattu, a Malayalam film and a Tamil film titled Mandela too have been shortlisted for the Oscar nominations. As per a report in India Today, a panel of 15 members will be watching 14 films at Bijoli cinema in Bhowanipore, Kolkata and the final film will be selected. This film will be India's official nomination for the Best International Feature Film category at the Oscars. I am super excited about this one and hope that whichever film is nominated wins at the Oscars.