Commercially, Tollywood is one of the most successful industries of India. But when it comes to the recognition in national and international level, Telugu film industry has often fallen short of records in history. Of late, it was reported recently that TFPC recommended Midhunam and Sri Jagadguru Adi Shankara to FFI as contenders for Indian official entry for Oscars. The latest we hear is that two Telugu filmmakers have become the member of jury committee for Indian Oscar entry.
Directors N Shankar and CV Reddy will be in the 12-member jury committee that will pick an Indian film for the Oscar entry in the best foreign film category. Fifteen films have been shortlisted for the screening, which will take place in Hyderabad between September 17 and 22. Two Telugu films in the race are Midhunam and Sri Jagadguru Aadi Shankara.
The Film Federation of India is yet to reveal the final jury list. Talking about the selection of jury, N Shankar told, "It's indeed a privilege. I'm really looking forward to seeing all the films and rub shoulders with other legends."
N Shankar is known for movies such as Jai Bolo Telangana and Jayam Manade Raa. Whereas veteran filmmaker CV Reddy, who is known for films such as Pelli Gola, Amma Nanna Kaavali and Madhumati, has previously been part of the jury of the Indian Panorama Division.