After receiving overwhelming response for her Marathi film ‘Dr.Prakash Baba Amte- The real hero’, the biopic on social worker and Magsaysay Award winner from Maharashtra, filmmaker Samruddhi Porey shot the hindi version of this film titled ‘Hemalkasa’, with the same lead pair of Nana Patekar and Sonali Kulkarni. And, the good news is that this film has entered the final round of Oscars competition.
It may be recalled that when ‘Court’ was India’s official entry for the foreign language category, ‘Hemalkasa’ was admitted in the open category, along with three more regional language films, namely ‘Nachomiya Kum Pasar( Konkani), ‘Jalam( Malyalam) & ‘Rangi Tarang( Kannada). And, now the news has reached us that ‘Hemalkasa’ is the only film Indian film which has been admitted in the final round for the 88th Academy awards. This will make the film eligible for the competition to receive nomination in the best film, best actor and best actress category.
But, all this was possible because of the hard work put in by Samruddhi Porey in Los Angeles , for the past 3- 4 months, going through all the stages of formalities to show the film to the members of Jury. Now, all eyes on this film, to see,
whether it receives nominations in the three categories mentioned above, when the final list will be declared on 14th January 2016.