Exploring 'To Kill A Tiger's' Oscar Nomination - A Milestone For Indian Cinema

Indian documentary shines at Oscars grab a virtual sneak peek inside 'To Kill A Tiger's' historic nomination.

Published On Jan 24, 2024 | Updated On Mar 08, 2024


In an extraordinary feat for Indian cinema, the  feature-length  documentary To Kill A Tiger has marked its name in the world of the prestigious Academy Awards. Garnering a nomination for the 96th Oscars, this film transcends boundaries, highlighting the resilience and struggle for justice within a rural Indian community.

Directed and written by Nishtha Jain, the movie is a gripping journey  into the heart of rural India, capturing a poignant narrative of courage against social injustice. The film follows the stirring journey of Ranjit, a farmer who dares to challenge the societal norms and legal hurdles to seek justice for his daughter, a survivor of sexual assault. It's a narrative that resonates with universal themes of bravery, resistance, and the relentless pursuit of justice.

The documentary's Oscar nomination is not just a triumph for its creators but a landmark moment for Indian documentary filmmaking. It signifies global recognition of the depth and diversity inherent in Indian stories and the prowess of its filmmakers. 'To Kill A Tiger' stands as a testament to the power of cinema in voicing the unspoken and showcasing the unseen.

It underscores the global audience's growing interest in authentic, impactful narratives that challenge the status quo and stimulate meaningful conversations. 

Along with To Kill A Tiger  four other documentaries are nominated – Bobi Wine: The People's President, The Eternal Memory, Four Daughters and 20 Days in Mariupol. Let's wish makers all the luck to bring in the prestigious award home.

Photo: To Kill A Tiger/ IMDb