National Award winning film “Jal” Directed By Girish Malik is nominated in two categories for Oscars 2014 that is for Best Picture and Best Original Score.The film was released on 4th April 2014 which is set in the Rann of Kutch.
Jal revolves around a young man named Bakka (Purab Kohli), who is gifted with a special ability to find water in the desert. With the backdrop of water scarcity, the film tells a complex and intriguing story of love, relationships, enmity, deceit and circumstances that bring about the dark side of human character. Jal is a high-octane, action-drama with a shocking climax. Shot on an epic scale, the film is a visual treat and has managed to capture Rann of Kutch like never before.
‘Jal’ is in the race as one of the Oscar contenders in two most prestigious categories – Best Picture and Best Original Score alongside path-breaking films like ‘Interstellar’, ‘Exodus’, ‘300 Rise of Empire’ and other Hollywood biggies,” Puneet Singh, director of One World Films Pvt Ltd, the film’s production banner, told IANS.
The final nomination list will be announced Jan 15, 2015, while the presentation ceremony will be held Feb 22, 2015 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.