Barfi! out of Oscar race

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A still from the movie
A still from the movie
A still from the movie

According to the latest Oscar list, Anurag Basu’s superhit Barfi! has failed to qualify for the best foreign language film category for the 85th Academy Awards.

Featuring Ranbir Kapoor as a challenged boy and Priyanka Chopra as an autistic girl. The film garnered  rave reviews and enjoyed box office success. Though many people said Barfi! is a copy, Anurag maintained it is a fresh and original story.

Of the 71 films that qualified for the Oscars from across the world only nine have been shortlisted. The nine selected films are Amour (Austria), War Witch, (Canada), No(Chile), A Royal Affair (Denmark), The Intouchables (France), The Deep(Iceland), Kon-Tiki (Norway), Beyond the Hills (Romania) and Sister(Switzerland).