National award winning Liar's Dice is India's Oscar entry

  • Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Sep 24, 2014 08:21 IST

The Film Federation of India has selected Geetu Mohandas' Liar Dice as India's official entry to the Oscars in the "Best Foreign language film" category.

The Hindi film won the National Award for Best Cinematography, and its lead actor Geetanjali Thapa won the National Award for Best Actress, earlier this year.

Liar's Dice also features Murari Kumar, Mukesh Tiwari.

The film is a story from a small village, Chitkul, which borders China to the industrial land of big dreams, Delhi. Geetanjali Thapa, a young mother and her 3-year-old daughter from a tribal community embark on a journey in search of her missing husband.

On this journey she meets an army deserter, played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who accompanies them. Liar's Dice focuses on anger against the system and the relation the two share through the journey.

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