SRK's Dunki & Vikrant's 12th Fail are Being Considered for Oscars 2024

Bollywood's films of 2023, 'Dunki' and '12th Fail,' are making waves as potential contenders for the Oscars 2024, captivating audiences with their heart-touching narratives. Here's what sources close to the movies have to share. Read on to know.

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The 2023 year concluded on a beautiful note with 'Dunki,' the Rajkumar Hirani directorial, capturing hearts and making waves beyond the box office. The film, released on December 21, 2023, narrates the poignant journey of four friends seeking a better life abroad, taking the Donkey Route - an illegal immigration path. Featuring stellar performances by Shah Rukh Khan, Taapsee Pannu, Vicky Kaushal, and an ensemble cast, 'Dunki' strikes a chord with audiences nationwide.


The film's success extends beyond borders, resonating particularly with Indians living abroad. Boasting soul-stirring songs and an evocative storyline, 'Dunki' weaves patriotism into its narrative, leaving an indelible mark on viewers with more than 400 crores collection at the global box office. 

Meanwhile, discussing '12th Fail,' the film was initially released in theatres on October 27, 2023. However, its theatrical performance fell short, accumulating only 66 crores at the box office. The tide turned when Vidhu Vinod Chopra's directorial hit OTT platforms on December 29, 2023, transforming it into a cultural phenomenon. The film, once overlooked, is now the talk of the town, gaining widespread acclaim. Astonishingly, it has ascended to become the highest-rated Indian film on IMDb.On IMDb's list of the top 250 Indian films, '12th Fail' now holds the coveted number one position with an impressive rating of 9.2 out of ten.

What resonated with millions of viewers is that this Vikrant Massey starrer is grounded in reality, depicting the lives of UPSC aspirants and drawing inspiration from actual experiences. The film delves into the harsh struggles faced by countless students attempting the UPSC entrance exam, and remarkably, it has emerged as the unexpected hit of the year.


Dunki & 12th Fail are considering for Oscars 2024!

It is now being reported that two captivating Indian films from 2023 are under consideration for nomination by the Academy Awards jury. Sources close to both production teams reveal that Shah Rukh Khan's "Dunki" and Vikrant Massey's "12th Fail" boast unique tones, making them strong contenders to set a compelling example for audiences. The positive reception of Indian cinema by Western audiences further enhances the films' chances of securing nominations and even winning awards. 

Both movies have not only performed well in the market but have also garnered immense love for the emotional depth they evoke. Addressing crucial subjects close to both Indian and international audiences, directors Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra have skillfully conveyed powerful messages. Overall, if we look at these two films indeed emerge as excellent choices for Oscar consideration.


For now, sources closely associated with 'Dunki' and '12th Fail' have tentatively confirmed that both films are on the verge of being considered for the Academy Awards.

A month ago, Vikrant Massey also confirmed the fact that the film 12th Fail has been sent to the Oscars in 2024 as an independent nomination when the talk of makers were planning to send the film to the Oscars in 2024 was doing rounds. 


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Earlier, Shah Rukh Khan's earlier films, 'Swadesh' and 'Paheli' had also made their way to the prestigious Academy Awards in their respective years. Despite facing a box office clash with Prabhas 'Salaar,' 'Dunki' emerges triumphant, grossing over Rs 200 crore domestically and surpassing the Rs 400 crore mark worldwide. The film's success solidifies Shah Rukh Khan's position, with 'Dunki' becoming his third highest-grossing film after 'Jawan' and 'Pathaan,' both breaching the Rs 1,000 crore milestone globally. 

As the anticipation for Oscars 2024 builds, 'Dunki' and '12th Fail' not only symbolize a cinematic triumph but also a potential breakthrough for Indian cinema on the global stage and stand poised as a potential game-changer, given its emotional resonance and universal themes.




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