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Mohanlal's Rs. 100 crore blockbuster Pulimurugan in Oscar race, only Indian film on 'Original songs' list

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 19 December 2017, 15:43 IST
Pic: stills from Pulimurugan

Mohanlal's 2016 blockbuster Pulimurugan scripts a new history, but this time earned a major achievement for Malayalam film industry.

Two songs from the Mohanlal starrer have been listed in the ' 70 songs eligible for Oscar nomination' among the 'Original Songs' category for the 90th Academy Awards. The film has also appeared in '141 original scores eligible for Oscar nomination' list.

On Monday, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the songs list which features two songs from Pulimurugan as well. The songs 'Maanathe Maarikurumbe' and 'Kaadanayum Kaalchilambe' composed by Gopi Sundar from the Lalettan starrer are the only Indian film songs to have made the list.

Gopi Sundar took to his Facebook page to share his happiness.

"All God's grace. No words...".

The songs 'If I Dare' from Battle of The Sexes, 'There's Something Special' from Despicable Me 3 and 'Fly Away' from Trafficked were also among the other songs in the list.

The 90th Oscars is scheduled to be held on March 4 2018 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center. The nominations will be declared on January 23, 2018.

Directed by Vysakh of Pokkiriraja fame and produced by Tomichan Mulakupadam under Mulakupadam Films, the film went on to become the all-time Industry hit of Malayalam cinema. Pulimurugan also emerged as the first Rs. 100 crore Malayalam grosser as well.

First published: 19 December 2017, 15:43 IST
 
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