Why do Indian movies lack in Oscar? - Audience View...!!!



I. Simple Answer:-Due to the wrong choice by the Indian Film Council.

It's very hard to digest if it is said that good movies are not made in India.
Very deserving movies are not sent to the Oscars most of the times. For eg. this year's entry is The Good Road while The Lunch Box has been left behind. Let's just hope that The Good Road does justice to The Lunch Box at the Oscars.

Some of the movies that were not even the entrants to Oscars
1. Udaan (2010)
2. Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)-
3. Anand (1971)
4. Bhuvan Shome (1969)
5. Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959)

The last Indian film that made it to the final five nominees at the Oscars was Ashutosh Gowariker's 2002 film 'Lagaan'.
'Mother India' and 'Salaam Bombay' are the only other Indian films to have made it to the top five.

II. 
Let us forget the obviously commercial, masala movies. Even parallel and art house movies are made with certain target segments in mind. Thus any Indian movie has to keep in mind the cultural and aesthetic sensibilities of the Indian mileu for whom it is made. The Indian sensibility is more oriented towards sentimentality, family relationships, explicitly emotional ,colorful in everyday life and music and dance as part of every occasion from weddings to funerals. On the other hand, the western sensibility is oriented more towards subdued and subtle expressions of emotions, intensely personal,and somewhat sober and less boisterous in everyday situations. 
Therefore it is no wonder that Indian films made for Indian audience with their Indian sensibilities do not appeal to the western audience and so they do not seem to merit any awards from the western point of view. This is the simple logic behind why Indian movies lack in Oscar ( or perhaps more correctly why Oscars lack in Indian movies)

I am a self confessed movie buff, but I do not subscribe to the idea of the so called " world cinema".Just as there cannot be a "world" cuisine," world" coutre or" world" literature, the concept of a " world" cinema is also untenable. Suppose if there is an Indian equivalent of Oscars, how many "Western" films do you think stand a chance of winning any of the awards here?

III.
Let us forget the obviously commercial, masala movies. Even parallel and art house movies are made with certain target segments in mind. Thus any Indian movie has to keep in mind the cultural and aesthetic sensibilities of the Indian mileu for whom it is made. The Indian sensibility is more oriented towards sentimentality, family relationships, explicitly emotional ,colorful in everyday life and music and dance as part of every occasion from weddings to funerals. On the other hand, the western sensibility is oriented more towards subdued and subtle expressions of emotions, intensely personal,and somewhat sober and less boisterous in everyday situations. 
Therefore it is no wonder that Indian films made for Indian audience with their Indian sensibilities do not appeal to the western audience and so they do not seem to merit any awards from the western point of view. This is the simple logic behind why Indian movies lack in Oscar ( or perhaps more correctly why Oscars lack in Indian movies)

I am a self confessed movie buff, but I do not subscribe to the idea of the so called " world cinema".Just as there cannot be a "world" cuisine," world" coutre or" world" literature, the concept of a " world" cinema is also untenable. Suppose if there is an Indian equivalent of Oscars, how many "Western" films do you think stand a chance of winning any of the awards here?

IV. 
Bad story, pathetic acting and poor dialogues. Why does every movie need a love interest for the hero? Every movie has love irrespective of the genre. These are the reasons only to name a few.

V.
This may sound controversial but being an Indian and having watched the Oscar movies for a decade I can make a deduction that Indian directors and producers lack the passion for cinemaWe just do not make real or make believe movies just like Hollywood does or other countries do. We are far more commercial minded/ money minded. We do not tread the unknown path. If you ever observed the kind of movies(Oscar) that Hollywood churns out year by year you'll be amazed at the kind of variety they have in their subjects ranging from politicians lives to comic fiction. Take for example just the last year from Hollywood which saw a movie on Lincolnwhich was so beautifully directed or for that matter Argo which clearly won people's hearts with a simple hostage crisis. Only directors of the calibre of Satyajit Ray(who immensely dealt with human emotions) or a Govind Nihalani or a Mani Ratnam had the power to take Indian cinema internationally with their intense direction coupled with sensitive subjects. And they lacked plagiarism which now seems to be the trend in Bollywood and Indian cinema. 
The day Indian movie producers and directors come out of their 100 crore dreams and work passionately towards providing quality work, our movies will surely be up there in the Oscar list. I do feel Lagaan did miss the Oscar by a whisker :

Source : Quora


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