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The  RRR Oscar Controversy, “Makes No  Sense”




Should  Rajamouli’s RRR  have gone as India’s entry at the Oscars? The sprawling  mass of the  film’s and Rajamouli’s fans seem to think so.

However   T P. Aggarwal, President   of the Film Federation of India which selects India’s  Oscar entry each year, thinks the controversy is completely  uncalled for. “Have those questioning the jury’s decision seen  the film we’ve chosen?  No? Then how do they know that another  film was more deserving.With  due respects  to  all the other  films in the race including Rajamouli’s RRR, there  was no debate  on which  film should  go to the Oscars  this  year. Pan Nalin’s  Last Film Show was the  unanimous choice. Rather than celebrate  an outstanding film why  is this unnecessary controversy being created?”

Interestingly the  other  names that were  up for consideration as Oscar entries were  the Tamil film  Iravin  Nizhal, Rocketry(Hindi,Tamil),  Ariyippu(Malayalam),  The Kashmir Files(Hindi), Badhai Do(Hindi),  RRR(Telugu),  Jhund(Hindi), Brahmastra(Hindi), Aparajito(Bengali),Anek(Hindi), Semkhor(Dimasa).

 While some  of  these  films were released in 2021,others were  released  this year.  Brahmastra  was  release just a month  ago. The timeline for the  entries is somewhat befuddling.

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