Salt Bridge Vies for Nominations in Best Original Song Category at Oscars

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Multiple songs from the Indo � Australian social drama Salt Bridge are among the 74 eligible entries contending for nominations in the original song category at the 88th Oscars. The Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences today revealed the list of contentions for nominations in the original song category.

Seven Hindi songs from the movie have made it to the long list. The songs are �Aankhon Me�, �Samaye Dil�, �Bachpana Thaa�, �Kanpne Lage Tum�, Kyaa Bataaun Tujhe�, �Le Jaaye Jo Door Tumse�, �Na Jaane Kitni Door� and �Sookha Hi Rang Daalo�.

Salt Bridge, directed by Abhijit Deonath is starred by bollywood heart throb Rajeev Khandelwal, National Award winning actress Usha Jadhav and Chelsie Preston Crayford. In addition to Salt Bridge, Malayalam drama, Jalam also has won contentions for the nominations at the Oscar race.

Other strong competitors in the list are The Weeknd’s “Earned It” and Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do” from erotic movie “Fifty Shades of Grey”; “See You Again” from “Furious Seven”; “Writing’s On The Wall” from “Spectre” and “Simple Song #3″ from “Youth”.

The 88th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on January 14, 2016.


Its a proud moment for the Indian film industry as three movies from the country, ‘JAL’, ‘DHAG’ and KAPUS KONDYACHI GOSHTA’ got Contention in 87th Oscar for �Best Picture’ Category. The Academy of Motion Picture, Arts and Sciences unleashed the names of three hundred and twenty three movies which made its way to the final list of contention. The inclusion of these three Indian movies in this prestigious list has literally enhanced the pride of the Indian Film Fraternity in front of the global audience. These films were submitted by All Lights Film Services, one of the leading film consultancies in the nation.

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JAL‘ directed by Mr. Girish Malik, got contention in the ‘Best Background Score‘ category also. The background score of the film composed by Mr. Sonu Nigam and Mr. Bickram Gosh has been selected as one among the 114 scores which will content for the top prize.

Ms. Mrunalini Bhosale, the aspiring lady director is the think tank behind the movie, ‘Kapus Kondyachi Goshta‘. The lady director through her debut feature film directorial has reached the prestigious platform in the most elegant manner, and she will contend with some of the big names in the Entertainment industry. Her film has a global dimension, and it showcases the success story of four sisters after the death of their parents.

Dhag‘ directed by Mr. Shivaji Lotan Patil and produced by Mr. Vishal Gavare is a film that received three awards at the 60th National Film Awards. The film portrays the story of a young boy who wish to break the successions of traditional jobs in his community.

All the three movies reached the doorsteps of academy awards with the help of All Lights Film Services. This film festival consultancy is a subsidiary of Aries Group of Companies which is headed by Mr. Sohan Roy.

For more details please refer the academy website link

Oscar - Best ScreenplaysThe 86th Academy Awards is just days away, and film buffs all over the world are eagerly waiting to know the ultimate winners. All the categories will witness unexplainable competition, and the �Best Screenplay� category is no different. There are five nominees for this year�s best screenplay Oscars and the details of these films are mentioned below.

American Hustle: The original screenplay of American Hustle is written by Eric Warren Singer, and it was earlier known as �American Bullshit�. In 2012, David O Russel planned to direct this movie, and he rewrote the script according to his tastes and needs. He replaced the real people with caricatured versions of them, bringing his trademark humor and heart to the project in the process.

Blue Jasmine: Woody Allen�s Blue Jasmine portrays the story of a rich woman who falls into the clutches of poverty. The screenplay is written by the director himself, and it is impeccable in all aspects. The screenplay is literally written for Cate Blanchett, and she had done full justice to the role.

Dallas Buyers Club: The screenplay of this movie is written by Craig Borten and Melissa Wallack. The film portrays the real life story of Ron Woodroof, an AIDS patient who smuggles illicit pharmaceutical products. The real life story is being portrayed in the movie in a highly natural manner, and this is absolutely due to the power of the script.

Her: This movie marked Spike Jone�s solo writing debut, and he has come out with flying colors in this venture. The movie portrays the story of a man who develops a relationship with a computer operating system with female voice. The writer has succeeded in molding a story where humans and machines will share a bond each other.

Nebraska: This film is directed by Alexander Payne, and the screenplay is done by Bob Nelson. Nebraska portrays the story of a father and son in a road movie backdrop. The writer has succeeded in saying the story in a comedy flavor, and you will find it hard to find any loopholes in his writing.

It is highly difficult to predict the winners in the �Best Original Screenplay� category, and you should wait for some more days to know the eternal winners.

GravityAnd finally, the deal day has arrived as the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences revealed the final nomination list for the 86th Oscars. There were no surprises in this list of movies; American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave and Gravity will have all the probabilities for a horn lock when the red carpet starts rolling for the final bash. Please find below the full list of final nominations for the 86th Academy Awards.






Best Picture

�12 Years a Slave

�Captain Phillips



�The Wolf of Wall Street


�American Hustle

�Dallas Buyers Club


Best Actor

�Christian Bale : American Hustle

�Bruce Stern : Nebraska

�Leonardo DiCaprio : The Wolf of Wall Street

�Chiwetel Ejiofor : 12 Years A Slave

�Matthew McConaughey : Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress

�Cate Blanchett : Blue Jasmine

�Amy Adams : American Hustle

�Sandra Bullock : Gravity

�Judi Dench : Philomena

�Meryl Streep : August Osage County

Best Director

�David O Russel – American Hustle

�Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity

�Alexander Payne – Nebraska

�Steve McQueen – 12 Years

�Martin Scorsese – Wolf of Wall Street

Best Animated Feature Film

�The Croods

�Despicable Me 2

�Ernest & Celestine


�The Wind Rises

Best Documentary Feature


�Facing Fear

�Karama Has No Walls

�The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life

�Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall

Best Foreign Language Film

�The Broken Circle Breakdown – Belgium

�The Great Beauty – Italy

�The Hunt – Denmark

�The Missing Picture – Cambodia

�Omar � Palestine

Original Score

��The Book Thief,� John Williams

��Gravity,� Steven Price

��Her,� William Butler and Owen Pallett

��Philomena,� Alexandre Desplat

��Saving Mr. Banks,� Thomas Newman

Original Song

��Alone Yet Not Alone� from �Alone Yet Not Alone�

��Happy� from �Despicable Me 2�

��Let It Go� from �Frozen�

��The Moon Song� from �Her�

��Ordinary Love� from �Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom�

Ballad-Of-RustomThe 86th Academy awards is just months away, and filmmakers all over the world are expecting something big for their movie in the red carpet. In this juncture of suspense, two Indian movies have made its way to the initial shortlist of 289 films. �Ballad of Rustom� by Ajitha Suchitraveera and Gajendra Ahire�s �Touring Talkies� have been shortlisted for the initial list in �The Best Picture� category. The final nominations from this list will be announced on January 16th 2013, and the red carpet will roll on March 2nd 2013.

Ballad of Rustom� made by Ajitha Suchitraveera is undoubtedly a gem of a film. The movie portrays the life of a lineman who lives in an Indian country side. The film uses a 35mm camera for capturing the beautiful locales of Indian country side. “It’s a unique film that we shot on 35mm for aesthetic reasons. It’s languidly paced and captures a very different life from what we’re used to in cities,” said the excited director.

Touring Talkies� is directed by Gajendra Ahire, and the movie portrays the story of traveling movie tents which were quite common in India during the latter half of the 20th Century. The protagonist of the movie is Chandi, and she runs a touring talkie tent called Chandi Touring Talkies. She is struggling due to both financial and personal reasons, and the rest of the movie showcases the attempts of Chandi to pay off her debts to lead a comfortable life.

Both �Touring Talkies� and �Ballad of Rustom� are capable to take Indian movie fraternity to the heights of glory and success in front of global film world. If everything goes well, then it will be party time for Indian Film World which celebrates its splendid 100 years.

Kamasutra 3D is all Set to Create a New History

Kamasutra 3DKamasutra 3D, the multi billion project directed by Roopesh Paul and produced by GJ productions has been ruling the headlines from the date of its announcement. Now, the film has gone a step further as it got selected for the 86th Academy Awards in the Best Picture Category.

The movie has already been selected in the �Best Original Score� category, and this new development has created a huge wave of happiness in the whole Indian Film Fraternity. The 86th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on January 16th 2014, and the red carpet will roll on March 2nd.

The music of the film is composed by Chennai based music directors, Sachin and Sreejith while its lyrics are penned by Rupesh Paul and Pratyush Prakash.

The movie is expected to be an erotic classic, and this genre of movies is still unexploited in the global film world. The project designer Mr. Sohan Roy, CEO of Aries Group along with Roopesh Paul has taken the bold step to make an erotic movie in 3D, and their venture is now slowly reaping success.

Sherlyn Chopra is the heroine in Kamasutra 3D, and her uncompromising skin show is the main highlight of the film. The trailer of the movie is already a big hit in YouTube, and the same is expected in Box Office as well.

Roopesh Paul, the director of the movie expressed his gratitude towards Sohan Roy in a highly touching manner, “It is my best moment of the film and I want to give this entire credit to Sohan as he is the man behind making it reach the Oscars,” said Roopesh. According to him, Kamasutra 3D will be a breezy visual feast for the audience, and it will satisfy all kinds of audience for sure. “I am really thankful to Sohan as he got me through the technical specifications for the selection of Kamasutra 3D in this dream platform, as his Saint Dracula was also a part of it last year,” Continued the director.

Roopesh Paul is also highly confident regarding the movie�s Oscar nomination, and if it happens, then it will be a new history going to be created in golden letters by the Indian Film Fraternity which is celebrating its glorious 100 years.

The Wolf of Wall StreetThe Wolf of Wall Street�, the biopic movie directed by Martin Scorsese is all set to hit the screens on December 25th 2013, and this has marked the rise of another strong contender in many categories for the 86th Academy Awards. The movie was earlier speculated to be released on 2014, but this news of release in Christmas 2013 has set the whole Oscar predictors in dilemma as they got an unexpected competitor which is capable to create benign results in the red carpet.

�The Wolf of Wall Street� witnesses the fifth collaboration of Leonardo De Caprio and Martin Scorsese. In the movie, Leonardo portrays the real life character of a New York Stock Broker who refuses to cooperate in a fraudulent case in Wall Street. The movie is based on Jodan Belfoirt�s memoir, and the screenplay is written by Terence Winter. The costars of the movie include, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie, Kyle Chandler etc.

As of now, no formal reviews of the movie are released, but the early reception seems to be highly positive. In the initial screening, critics praised the acting of Leonardo De Caprio and the direction of Scorsese. Now, let�s analyze the chances of �The Wolf of Wall Street� in the 86th Academy Awards.

As the movie gets released on Christmas, Leonardo De Caprio will be qualified to compete for the �Best Actor� award. He who have immortalized the New York based stock broker in the movie have huge expectations, even though he faces huge competition from Robert Redford ( All is Lost), Matthew McConaughy (Dallas Buyers Club), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) and Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips). Leonardo has been nominated thrice for the Academy Awards in his career, but haven�t won yet.

In the Best Director category, Martin Scorsese faces huge threat from Alfonso Cuaran (Gravity) and Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave). As per experts, Alfonso Cuaran has the highest chances to win this year�s Oscar for the Best Director. He took the viewers to an impeccable space journey in �The Gravity� and this may help him to bag the award. On the other hand, Martin Scorsese�s uncompromising and realistic film making also have some chances to win this year�s academy awards. The same is likely to happen in the case of �Best Feature� award.

Jonah Hill who portrayed the character of Donnie Azoff can be considered as the Black Horse in the Oscar race. As per reports, he is a strong contender to win the �Best supporting actor� award. His strong portrayal of Donnie in the movie is highly realistic in all aspects, and this time he may make it big in the red carpet.

The entire academy awards announcement were wrapped with a paper of surprise till this year, and it will not be different for the 86th edition as well. We should wait till March 2nd 2014 to know the eternal winner of this race.

Tom Hanks Joins the Oscar Race with Captain Phillips

Captain PhillipsTom Hanks is an actor with impeccable records and uncorrupted sincerity when it comes to his acting. The 57 year old American actor is one of the most bankable stars in the industry, and he has the caliber to shoulder any movie with his charisma and scintillating screen presence. Film buffs all over the world have witnessed his unmatchable portrayal of characters in movies like �Philadelphia� and �Forrest Gump�.The actor who have won the academy awards for the best actor in these two movies is back again in the Oscar race with his recent release, �Captain Phillips�.

Criticizers all around the globe have pointed the fallow years of the actor as he struggled to gear up in the middle aged niche characters, but Captain Phillips is something beyond explanation, and the actor has shut the mouth of criticizers in spanking passion. �Captain Phillips� is directed by Paul Greengrass, and the movie showcases the real life story of Captain Phillips when he was taken as a hostage by Somalian Pirates in the Indian Ocean.

The movie which got released in October 2013 was opened to highly positive reviews, and critics all around the world praised Tom Hanks for his realistic acting. The Oscar race 2014 is becoming more and more tighter as Tom Hanks also joins the league to bag the academy recognition.

The PossessionThe Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences announced the list of 10 animated shorts which will advance in the Oscar race 2013. Please find below the list of the movies along with the director�s name.

Feral� directed by Daniel Sousa

Get a Horse� directed by Lauren MacMullan

Gloria Victoria directed by Theodore Ushev

Hollow Land� directed by Uri Kranot and Michelle Kranot

The missing Scarf� directed by Eoin Duffy

Mr. Hublot� directed by Laurent Witz

Possessions� directed by Shuhei Morita

Requiem for Romance� directed by Jonathan Ng

Room on the Broom� directed by Max Lang and Jan Lachauer

Subconscious Password� directed by Chris Landreth

The academy award nominations will be announced on January 16th 2014, and the Oscar awards will be presented on Sunday, March 2nd, 2014.

Egypt Finalizes �Winter of Discontent� for Oscar 2014

Winter of DiscontentWinter of Discontent� the revolutionary drama set in the backdrop of Cairo has been selected as Egypt�s official entry for the Oscars in the Best Foreign Language category. The movie which is directed by Ibrahim Al-Batout portrays the life of an activist, a journalist and the State Security Officer during the tumultuous events of January 2011 in Cairo�s Tahrir Square.

The movie is undoubtedly the unflinching look at the brutality during the Hosni Mubarak era. The raw cinematic language adopted by the director has garnered highly positive reviews upon its screening in Venice, Dubai and Cairo Film Festivals. The movie stars, Amr Waked, Farah Youssef and Salah Al Hanafy in the lead roles.

Till now, no Egyptian film has ever made the Academy�s nomination shortlist. The country expects to break this barrier with �Winter of Discontent;, and they are waiting for January 16th to know the final nomination list for the academy awards.