Visaranai, India’s official Oscar entry is now out of race

Vetrimaaran’s Tamil drama Visaranai has been winnowed out of the Oscar race.

National Award-winning filmmaker Vetrimaaran’s Tamil drama Visaranai has been winnowed out of the Best Foreign Language Film category of the upcoming 89th Academy Awards. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Thursday announced the nine films that will advance to the next round of voting. As many as 85 films had originally been considered in the category. The shortlist will be further trimmed down to the final five nominations, to be announced on January 24, next year.

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