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Gujarati fim "The Good Road" is India's entry for Oscar in foreign film category

A still from The Good Road
A still from The Good Road
 
Debutant Gyan Correa's National Award-winning Gujarati film, The Good Road, which tells the story of a young boy who is lost and then found while his family is on a holiday in the Kutch region of Gujarat, was today nominated as India's entry in the Best Foreign Film category for next year's Oscars.
 
Other films in the fray included Hindi movies The Lunchbox, Bhaag Milka Bhaag, English Vinglish, Malayalam film Celluloid and Kamal Hasan's Vishwaroopam.
 
The Good Road was unanimously chosen from amongst 22 entries by a 19-member jury headed by well-known filmmaker Gautam Ghose on behalf of the Film Federation of India, the apex body of the Indian film industry.
 
The Good Road had won the National Award for the Best Gujarati Film at this year's National Awards. It has been produced by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC).
 
The film, which marks the debut by Correa, 42, stars Keval Katrodia, Sonali Kukarni, Ajay Gehi, Shamji Dhana Kerasia, Priyank Upadhyay and Poonam Kesar Singh.
 
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the cast and crew of the film on the selection.
 
“Delighted to know that Gujarati film ‘The Good Road’ has been chosen to represent India at Oscars. Congrats to cast & crew. My best wishes," Mr Modi said in a post on micro-bloggig site Twitter.
 
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