Looks like Aamir Khan’s magic couldn’t do the trick this year. His film, Peepli Live, India’s official entry to the Oscars in the Best Foreign Language Film category, has failed to make it to the final nine. The film, directed by Anusha Rizvi was a satirical take on the media and farmer suicides in India. ‘Peepli Live’ was selected from 27 movies including Raajneeti and Udaan to represent India at the 83rd Academy Awards.
The nine films that are still in the Oscars race are – Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Mexican film Biutiful, Algeria’s Hors la Loi (Outside The Law) by director Rachid Bouchareb, Canada’s Incendies by Denis Villeneuve, Denmark’s In A Better World by Susanne Bier, Greece’s Dogtooth by Yorgos Lanthimos, Japan’s Confessions by Tetsuya Nakashima, South Africa Life, Above All by Oliver Schmitz, Spain’s Tambien La Lluvia by Iciar Bollain and Sweden’s Simple Simon by Andreas Ohman.
The list will be culled down to five entrees for January 25 Oscar nominations.The Academy Awards will take place on 27 February, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre.