“Still pleasing the crown 74 years later”- Indians react to Sardar Udham’s denied entry to the Oscars.

From critics to fans, Vicky Kaushal starrer Sardar Udham has managed to impress everyone since its release. The actor received an amazing response from the audience as Sardar Udham Singh, the revolutionary freedom fighter who assassinated Michael O’Dwyer in London to avenge the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar. Only a few days ago, it was revealed that Sardar Udham was also one of the two Bollywood films that were shortlisted as India’s official entry for the 94th Academy Awards, which got fans really excited. However, things didn’t turn out as expected. Even though the film received widespread applause, the jury rejected Sardar Udham’s entry to the Oscars, stating…” it (the film) again projects our hatred towards the British. In this era of globalization, it is not fair to hold on to this hatred.”

This, however, didn’t sit quite right with netizens! Many took their time out to criticise the decision of the jury on social media.

Some believe that even though the movie was not as good as the other movies that got nominated, the reason given to justify its rejection was absolutely bizarre.

Do you think this was an unfair reason to reject Sardar Udham’s entry to the Oscars? Let us know!

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