MUMBAI: Disney UTV Studios‘s Barfi and Paan Singh Tomar (PST) will compete in various festivals across the globe as the Oscars, BAFTA ( British Academy of Film and Television Arts) and Golden Globe awards in various categories.
After receiving critical acclaim and commercial success in India and abroad, the films, considered to be among the best of 2012, are expected to garner major international awards.
Said Disney UTV Managing Director Studios managing director Siddharth Roy Kapur, "We have ensured both the movies get the best platform possible to shine at all the key international awards this year. We have leveraged the strong relationships, resources and experience of The Walt Disney Company in the US and the UK to mount an aggressive campaign at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTA."
Barfi and PST are great ambassadors of the current generation of Indian cinema. We are proud to have produced them and to have helped them reach as wide an audience as possible globally."
Barfi, India‘s official entry to the Oscars this year, will compete with 70 movies from across the world to clinch a nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category. It is also in the race for a Golden Globe nomination in the same category.
At BAFTA, PST and Barfi will compete in mainstream categories like best actor, best actress, best director, best cinematography, best sound, best screenplay and best film in Foreign Language (other than English).
They have also been submitted for the Critics‘ Choice Awards 2013, to vie for a nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film Category.
As part of its campaign, Disney UTV Studios have already begun screenings of both the movies in London, Los Angeles and New York.