Shwaas is not the Indian film trying to make a mark at the Oscars this year.
A 2-D animation film in English, The Legend Of Buddha, made by Chennai-based Pentamedia Graphics Ltd, is in contention in the animation films category.
Of the 11 contenders for the Oscars shortlist, there are three films from Disney, three from DreamWorks, two from Warner Bros, one from Paramount, one from Maxmedia in South Korea, and The Legend Of Buddha.
The Indian film will compete with Teacher's Pet, Home On The Range, Shrek 2, Shark Tale, Sky Blue, The SpongeBob Square Pants Movie, The Incredibles, The Polar Express, Really Big Movie, Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence.
Text: Shobha Warrier
Design: Uday Kuckian