Low budget Gujarati film ‘The Good Road’ has been selected as the film to represent India at next year’s Oscars.
‘The Good Road’ was picked by a committee appointed by the Film Federation of India (FFI), which was led by celebrated Bengali filmmaker Gautam Ghose.
‘The Good Road’ walked away with the National Award for Best Feature Film (Gujarati) earlier this year.
Gyan Correa’s ‘The Good Road’ is a story which is based around Kachchh, Gujarat. It revolves around a journey of three sets of people who travel on a highway, traveling across Banni, which borders the Rann.
The film beat close rival, ‘The Lunchbox’, which was favourite to head to the Oscars. ‘The Lunchbox’ has received much critical acclaim. ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, ‘Ship of Theseus’, ‘English Vinglish’ and ‘Shabdo’ were also contenders for the award selection.
Filmmaker, Karan Johar expressed his disappointment at ‘The Lunchbox’ being snubbed for potentionally a covetted award.
Johar tweeted, “#LUNCHBOX had every factor working in its favour. We may have just lost our golden chance. SAD!!!”