Vettrimaran's Aadukalam may have won several national awards and selected for screening at many international film festivals. Sadly, it missed the cut to get selected as India's official entry for Oscar Awards.
Malayalam film Adaminte Makan Abu, which deals with the struggle of a poor perfume seller to collect money for Haj, has been named India's official entry for this year's Oscars. It was selected ahead of films like Enthiran, Ko and Aadukalam.
The movie, written, directed and co-produced by debut filmmaker Salim Ahamed, is a family drama starring Salim Kumar and Zarina Wahab.
The film recently won four National awards including Best Feature film and Best Actor for Kumar, who essayed the lead role of the struggling unani medicine and perfume salesman.
Supran Sen, chairman of Film Federation of India, the body that selects movies for Oscars, said, 'Adaminte Makan Abu' has been selected as India's official entry for the Oscars. The film beat 15 other movies in consideration.