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Indian movies are certainly making a mark at the Oscars, as Marathi film Court has been selected as India’s official entry for the 2016 Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

‘Court’ helmed by debutant Chaitanye Tamhane also grabbed this year’s National Award for Best Feature Film.

The court drama movie, which was released in English, Marathi, Hindi, and Gujarati, has won 18 international awards.

Veteran Indian actor filmmaker Amol Palekar was heading the jury for choosing the entry this year.

The film examines the Indian legal system through the trial of an aging folk singer in a lower court in Mumbai.

“At every juncture of the film’s journey, we have felt that it has given us more than we can ever imagine. Once again, this has come as a genuine surprise to both Vivek (actor-producer Vivek Gomber) and me, reported IANS quoting Tamhane.

“Now that it has actually happened, we would like to thank the jury for their decision, and to everyone who has supported the film so far.”

The selection of “Court” has been hailed by the industry with many calling it a great choice.

Actress Tillotama Shome wrote, “#Court for Oscars from India. Our best shot at the final shortlist in years. Great news!”

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