“Gully Boy” has crashed out of the Best International Feature Film race at the Oscars after the Academy unveiled shortlists for nine categories. With “Gully Boy” out of the race, India’s dry run at the Academy Awards continues as the country has never made it to the top five, except three occasions.
The last Indian film that made it to the final five was Ashutosh Gowariker’s “Lagaan” in 2001. “Mother India” (1958) and “Salaam Bombay” (1989) are the other two Indian movies to have made it to the top five. The 92nd Oscars will be announced on 9th February next year.