Hina Khan Cheers as 'Country of Blind' Makes Oscars List with '2018' and '12th Fail'

Hina Khan Cheers as 'Country of Blind' Makes Oscars List with '2018' and '12th Fail'
Hina Khan expressed her delight at the significant milestone achieved by the adventure film 'Country of Blind,' in which she takes on the lead role, as it secures a place on the list of films eligible for voting by the Academy for the 2024 Oscars. Alongside 'Country of Blind,' two other Indian films, namely the Malayalam production '2018' starring Tovino Thomas and Vidhu Vinod Chopra's '12th Fail' with Vikrant Massey in the lead role, are also in contention for nominations at the prestigious awards.
As many as 265 feature films, as reported by 'The Hollywood Reporter', are included in the list, which is topped by celebrated films such as 'Oppenheimer', 'Barbie' and 'Killers of the Flower Moon', all of which have won big at the recent Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards. Reacting to the news, Hina Khan said: "To be featured on the same list as 'Oppenheimer' and 'Barbie' is a huge achievement for our film 'Country of Blind'! This is a moment of pride for the entire team of Country of Blind".
Inclusion in the list of submissions, though, does not mean that a film has qualified even for the longlists. But Hina Khan is pleased. "Everybody is very happy, as a lot of hard work was put into making this film into the best product that we could", she said. Director Rahhat Kazmi added: "This is a dream come true for the entire team of 'Country of Blind'. To be representing India along with Hollywood's legendary films gives us an even bigger boost. The team is ecstatic".
'Country of Blind' narrates the tale of a mountaineer who plummets 1,000 feet from a cliff and finds himself in a valley inhabited solely by visually impaired individuals. The movie, featuring a cast that includes Hina Khan, Shoaib Nikash Shah, Anushka Sen, Namita Lal, Pradyuman Singh Mall, Inamulhaq, and Jitendra Rai, had its US release in October of the previous year, spanning 13 theaters.
Source: IANS