Shoojit Sircar and Vicky Kaushal’s ‘Sardar Udham’ is the most talked about movie currently in the country. The film has been described as a ‘masterpiece’ by the audience, who also state that it does justice to the legendary character and the story of the revolutionary Shaheed-E-Azam Sardar Udham Singh Sunam.
The film’s brilliance took it to the Oscars 2022, almost! Along with Vidya Balan’s Sherni, Sardar Udham was shortlisted by the Kolkata jury that was watching 14 films to select one of them as India’s official entry at the 94th Academy Awards. However, it was ‘Koozhangal’ that made it to the Oscars 2022, and Sardar Udham was left on the shelves by the jury. Indraadip Dasgupta, a member of the selection jury, said that the movie projected ‘Hatred Towards The British’ and thus, could not be India’s entry at the Oscars 2022.
This reason did not go well with Netizens. They described that the film was true to history and whatever happened, even if it shows the British in the bad light, is all part of the history and did actually happen! They called the jury’s action of rejecting Sardar Udham as India’s entry at the Oscars, ‘Colonial Hangover’.
Here Is A List Of 10 Such Movies, Which Not Only Made It To The Oscars, But Also Won Them Despite Their Theme Being ‘Hatred’
1. ‘Django Unchained’
The 2012 release won an Oscar for the Best Original Screenplay, while the theme of the movie projected hatred towards the ‘White People’.
2. Schilder’s List
This is easily one of the most successful films on the list. Schindler’s List went on to grab 7 Oscars despite projecting hatred towards the Germans.
3. Get Out
This is another movie which won an Oscar with its theme of hatred against the Whites.
4. Inglorious Bastards
Receiving 8 nominations at the Oscars, it went on to win in the most ironic category, Best Story, which projected hatred towards the Germans.
5. Black Hawk
This film projected hatred towards Somalia, but still went on to grab 2 Oscars.
Another famous mention on the list, Gladiator won a whopping 5 Oscars, despite its violent theme of hatred towards ‘Rome’.
7. American Sniper
We’ve all watched this one and realised that it projects hatred towards the Middle East, but guess what? It has also won an Oscar.
The film took home two Oscars while projecting hatred towards Japan with its theme and story.
This film even won the Best Picture of the year Academy Award and grabbed another 2 in different categories. It projected hatred towards Tehran.
Not only did Avatar get nominated for 9 Oscars and won 3, it also became the most successful movie ever in history at that time. Projecting hatred for America, it became the highest grosser of all-time.
Do you think a film based on facts and history deserves to be rejected for being a part of the Oscars race because of its ‘Theme Of Hatred’?