Report! SS Rajamouli’s RRR and Vivek Agnihotri’s The Kashmir Files in race to be India’s entry at Oscars 2023
SS Rajamouli’s RRR and Vivek Agnihotri’s The Kashmir Files are two of the biggest hits of 2022. Both films managed to strike a chord with the masses and if the latest report is to be believed, any one of them could well be India’s official entry at the Oscars 2023.
2022 has not been a particularly great year for the Indian film industry for it has only seen a handful of successes. Among the biggest hits of the year so far are SS Rajamouli’s magnum-opus RRR and Vivek Agnihotri’s social drama The Kashmir Files.
Both RRR and The Kashmir Files did fantastic business at the box office as they went on to cross the Rs 250 crore mark. Since both the films found critical acclaim and the audience’s love, there have been talks about them being the frontrunners for India’s official entry at the Oscars 2023.
Trade expert Ramesh Bala took to Twitter to report that the jury members of the Film Federation of India are considering RRR, The Kashmir Files, and Shyam Singha Roy to be sent for the next edition of the Academy awards.
“Since September 16th, Film Federation of India jury members are watching Indian movies for #Oscars Indian official entry. An announcement is expected on October 1st week or before. #RRR, #TheKashmirFiles, and #Shyamsingharoy are some of the movies under consideration.”
Well, movie buffs cannot wait to find which of these brilliant films will end up winning the race for the Oscars 2023.
Meanwhile, when SS Rajamouli was recently quizzed about the probability of the Ram Charan and Jr NTR starrer winning an Oscar, he said it would not make a difference to his style of filmmaking.
“Whether RRR wins an Oscar or not, my plan for the next film is not going to change. Oscar will be a real boost for morale for the unit and the country itself but that’s not going to change the way I work. I constantly need to upgrade myself as a filmmaker, I have to update my tools of storytelling. That goes on the side. What I want to say and how I want to say is not going to change,” the maverick filmmaker had said.