After SS Rajamouli’s RRR, Rishab
Shetty’s Kantara Receives 2 Oscar Qualifications

Oscars 2023:
Kantara Shortlisted

Rishab Shetty and Sapthami Gowda-starrer Kantara has been shortlisted in two categories at Oscars 2023—Best Picture and Best Actor

Kantara shortlisted:
Rishab Shetty’s Reaction

Kantara lead actor, director, and writer Rishab Shetty tweeted, “We are overjoyed to share that ‘Kantara’ has received 2 Oscar qualifications! A heartfelt thank you to all who have supported us…”

Kantara in Oscars
2023 contention list

Producer Vijay Kiragandur said, “We are ecstatic and elated at the same time after seeing the contention list. Kantara has been a divine blessing to us. We are making every effort to promote the movie and we will do whatever it takes to qualify for the nominations.”

Kantara budget,
box office, IMDb rating

Source: Sacnilk 

Budget: Around Rs 16 cr
Domestic box office: Rs 309.64 cr
Worldwide box office: Rs 407.82 cr
IMDb rating: 8.4/10

SS Rajamouli’s RRR
at Oscars 2023

After taking the world by storm, the Jr NTR and Ram Charan-starrer RRR has been shortlisted in the Best Original Song (Naatu Naatu)

Oscars 2023: India’s
Official Entry

Pan Nalin’s Chello Show has been shortlisted under the International Feature Film category. It is also India’s official entry for Oscars 2023 

Other Indian films in
Oscars contention list

Rishab Shetty’s Kantara and SS Rajamouli’s RRR are not the only Indian films to make it to the Oscars 2023 contention list

Oscars 2023 contention
list: Indian Films 

Other Indian films that made it to the Oscars 2023 contention list are:
- R Madhavan’s Rocketry: The Nambi Effect
- R Pathian’s Iravin Nizhal
- Kichcha Sudeep’s Vikrant Rona
- Nipun Dharmadhikari’s Me Vasantrao

Indian Films Vying
For Oscars

- Vivek Agnihotri’s The Kashmir Files
- Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi
- Shaunak Sen’s All That Breathes
- Kartiki Gonsalves’ The Elephant Whisperers

How has India’s history
been with Oscar entries? 

Films such as Gully Boy, Newton, Jallikattu, Koozhangal, Village Rockstars and Visaranani were India’s official entries to the Oscars for the last few years, all of which failed to bring home the coveted Oscar statuette 

Indian films nominated
at the Oscars 

Only three Indian films have been nominated at the Oscars so far - Mother India, Salaam Bombay and Lagaan

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