Marathi Film Industry is at the peak of producing award winning and content driven cinema. To put the icing on the cake, Chaitanya Tamhane’s directorial debut film ‘Court’ is selected as official entry from India to Oscars 2016.
The big news was expected as the film had won 19 International awards at various Film Festivals around the world. Ravi Jadhav, well known Producer-Director is one of the jury member who backed the film.
Court premiered at the 71st Venice International Film Festival on September 4, 2014, where it won the Best Film in the Horizons category and the Luigi De Laurentiis (Lion Of The Future) award for Tamhane. Jay Weissberg of Variety described the film as "an impressive debut that flays alive India’s judicial system thanks to an intelligent, superbly understated script." The film went on to win 18 other awards at film festivals, including honours at the Mumbai, Vienna, Antalya, and Singapore film festivals. In 2015, the film won the Best Feature Film award at the 62nd National Film Awards.
Court theatrically released in India on 17 April 2015.
We wish Team 'Court' best luck at Oscars 2016
Director: Chaitanya Tamhane
Producer: Vivek Gomber
Story: Chaitanya Tamhane
Cast: Vira Sathidar, Vivek Gomber, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Pradeep Joshi, Usha Bane, Shirish Pawar
Music: Sambhaji Bhagat
Cinematography: Mrinal Desai
Editor: Rikhav Desai
Production company: Zoo Entertainment Pvt Ltd
Distributed by: Artscope - Memento Films (World sales), Zeitgeist Films (United States)