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    Golden Globe Awards: 5 Indian Films That Have Been Nominated Before RRR

    Did you know a film by Shefali Shah and Naseeruddin Shah had received a nomination at the Golden Globes too? Take a look. 
    • Krati Purwar
    • Editorial
    Updated at - 2022-12-14,12:05 IST
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    SS Rajamouli’s RRR has become the first Indian film to receive two nominations at the Golden Globe Award 2022. It is a proud moment for the actors and crew as their work has been recognised on an International platform.

    The Telugu film is a work of fiction and revolves around the British Raj in the 1920s. N. T. Rama Rao Jr. played the role of the tribal leader, Ram Charan was a revolutionary leader, and Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn were in supporting roles. It was Bhatt and Devgn’s debut in the Telugu film industry and both of them were appreciated for their roles. 

    However, this is not the first time that an Indian film has been nominated for the Golden Globe Awards. Prior to this, five other films had been recognised at the award show. Did you know that one of those films starred Shefali Shah?

    Take a look at Indians at Golden Globe Awards. 

    Gandhi (1982)

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    Gandhi was a periodic drama based on the life of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. He rebelled against the British Empire in the 20th century and led many non-violent and non-cooperative movements. 

    Helmed by Richard Attenborough, the co-production between India and the United Kingdom navigated the defining moment in Gandhi’s life in 1983 when he was thrown off a train in South Africa. From there, his journey as a revolutionary started and ended with his assassination in 1948. 

    Starring Ben Kingsley as Mahatma Gandhi, the film received five nominations at the Golden Globes and won all in 1983. 

    Do Aankhen Barah Hath (1957)

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    Directed by V. Shantaram, Do Aankhen Barah Hath was a Hindi-language drama based on humanistic psychology. It was inspired by the ‘open prison’ experiment conducted by Maurice Frydman, an engineer and humanitarian who helped Indians in the freedom struggle and participated in drawing the Constitution of the country. 

    Starring V. Shantaram and Sandhya, the movie received a Golden Globe nomination and won. It also made the country proud by winning at the Berlin International Film Festival and National Film Awards.

    Apur Sansar (The World Of Apu) (1959)

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    Apur Sansar was a Bengali film produced by Satyajit Ray. It was the final part of The Apu Trilogy. Other parts included Pather Panchali (1955) and Aparajito (1956). 

    The movies revolved around the childhood and early adulthood of Apu in the 20th century in India. Starring Soumitra Chatterjee and Sharmila Tagore, the film was well-received by critics. In fact, the entire trilogy has been preserved by the Academy Film Archive. It was nominated at the Golden Globe Awards in 1961, and it has won at the National Film Awards, 14th Edinburgh International Film Festival, British Film Institute Awards and National Board of Review Awards.

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    Monsoon Wedding (2001)

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    The 2001 Indian comedy-drama starred Shefali Shah, Naseeruddin Shah, Tillotama Shome, Lillete Dubey, Randeep Hooda and Vasundhara Das among others. Directed by Mira Nair, the film’s plotline  emphasises romantic relations during a Punjabi-Hindu wedding. 

    The movie even premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2001. It received a Golden Globe Award nomination and won awards at the Golden Lion and Venice International Film Festival.

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    Salaam Bombay! (1988)

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    Directed by Mira Nair in 1988, the Hindi drama was about children living in the slums of Mumbai. The inspiration for the film was slum kids, their lifestyle and everyday routine. 

    Starring Shafiq Sayed, Chanda Sharma, Anita Kanwar, Hansa Vithal and Nana Patekar among other actors, it received nominations at the Golden Globe Awards (1989) and 61st Academy Awards. It went on to win at the Montreal World Film Festival, National Film Award and National Board of Review Award. 


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