Marathi film 'Court' :: India's official entry for 88th Academy Awards
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Marathi film ‘Court’ :: India’s official entry for 88th Academy Awards

Marathi film 'Court' :: India's official entry for 88th Academy AwardsSeptember | 23, 2015 :: Director Chaitanya Tamhanhe’s Marathi film “Court”, a National Award winner, is chosen as India’s official entry for the 88th Academy Awards.

Court is a 2015 Indian courtroom drama film, written and directed by Chaitanya Tamhane, in his directorial debut. Featuring a cast of newcomers, the film examines the Indian legal system through the trial of an aging folk singer in a lower court in Mumbai.

Court premiered at the 71st Venice International Film Festival on September 4, 2014, where it won the Best Film in the Horizons category and the Luigi De Laurentiis (Lion Of The Future) award for Tamhane. Jay Weissberg of Variety described the film as “an impressive debut that flays alive India’s judicial system thanks to an intelligent, superbly understated script.” The film went on to win 18 other awards at film festivals, including honours at the Mumbai, Vienna, Antalya, and Singapore film festivals. In 2015, the film won the Best Feature Film award at the 62nd National Film Awards.

Court theatrically released in India on 17 April 2015
Directed by Chaitanya Tamhane
Produced by Vivek Gomber
Written by Chaitanya Tamhane
Starring Vira Sathidar, Vivek Gomber, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Pradeep Joshi, Usha Bane, Shirish Pawar
Music by Sambhaji Bhagat
Cinematography Mrinal Desai
Edited by Rikhav Desai
Production company Zoo Entertainment Pvt Ltd
Distributed by Artscope – Memento Films (World sales), Zeitgeist Films (United States)

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