Indian film Adaminte Makan Abu to compete with films from 62 nations for Oscar

    MUMBAI: As many as 63 entries, including a first time entry from New Zealand, have been submitted for consideration in the foreign language film category for the 84th Academy Awards.

    New Zealand has sent The Orator as its official entry.

    The Indian entry, director Salim Ahamed’s national award winning Malayalam movie Adaminte Makan Abu is a family drama about an elderly Muslim couple and their struggle to go on a pilgrimage to Haj. The movie was chosen over 15 others by the Film Federation of India (FFI) to represent the country for the prestigious award.

    The 84th Academy Awards will be held on 27 February, 2012 and the final nominations will be announced on 24 January, 2012, in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.