'Liar's Dice' is all set for the Oscars

Updated: Dec 09, 2014, 09:21 IST | Bhararti Dubey

'Liar's Dice' is leaving no stone unturned in its preparation for the Oscars

Geetu Mohandas' directorial debut 'Liar's Dice' is busy prepping itself for the Oscar race.

A still from the film Liar's Dice, starring Geetanjali Thapa (right). It is India’s official entry to the Academy Awards for the year 2014
A still from the film 'Liar's Dice', starring Geetanjali Thapa (right). It is India's official entry to the Academy Awards for the year 2014

Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Geetanjali Thapa in the lead role, the film is India's official entry to the Academy Awards this year. Interestingly, there are several forces that have joined hands with Jar Pictures — the producers of the film — to make sure the selected film's journey to the Oscar is smooth. For the same, several entities have come forward. Datuk Vinod Shekhar, a Malaysian Indian tycoon who heads Petra Group, has come on board as producer of the film.

A source close to the film revealed, "The producers as well as the director are in USA currently planning the strategies to promote the film as best as they can. Generally, the travelling films lose out because of lack of exposure."

The Oscar campaign for 'Liar's Dice' is being managed by MJ Peckos and Steve Raphael of Required Viewing Inc, an US-based awards consultants. They have managed acclaimed films like 'Omar' and 'War Witch' in the past. The former made the cut in the Best Foreign Feature Film category in 2014 and the latter, a year earlier.

The top five films list for the aforementioned category is likely to be announced by the end of this month.

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