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Gujarati film 'The Good Road' is Indian nomination for Oscars

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New Delhi: Debut feature filmmaker Gyan Correa's Gujarati film 'The Good Road' will represent India at the Oscars 2013 in the Foreign Language Film category.

The film was picked by a 16-member committee headed by eminent Bengali filmmaker Goutam Ghose appointed by the Film Federation of India.

Ritesh Batra's Irrfan Khan starrer 'The Lunchbox', which has been a front runner for India's entry to the Oscars, was the closest contender.

However, 'The Good Road' was unanimously picked by the committee which comprised of eminent film professions representing different regions and languages from all over the country.

Others in the running included 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', 'Ship of Theseus', 'English Vinglish' and 'Shabdo'.

'The Good Road' had bagged the National Award for Best Feature Film (Gujarati) earlier this year.

The National Film Development Corporation-produced film stars Sonali Kulkarni, Ajay Gehi, Keval Katrodia, Shamji Dhana Kerasia, Priyank Upadhyay, and Poonam Kesarsingh Rajput.

Rajat Dholakia who has composed music for 'Delhi 6' and 'Mirch Masala' among others gave the music for this film.

Based in Kachchh, Gujarat, the film revolves around a journey of three sets of people who travel on a highway, traveling across Banni, which borders the Rann. They are all on a journey to achieve their respective pursuits but over the next 24 hours, they discover something altogether different, something new and unexpected about their lives.

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