There’s a general consensus that India’s regional cinema is more grounded in reality (with the exception of Bhojpuri cinema of course) and topically relevant than its bigger national counterpart. Marathi cinema especially is looking up and nothing bears a bigger testament to this than India’s official selection for the Oscars.

The Marathi movie ‘Court’ has been officially selected as India’s entry for next year’s Oscars. The is a commentary on the state of the law in India and explores the rise of conservatism, and if you haven’t watched it already, maybe the trailer will whet your appetite.