Academy Awards 2017: Visaranai, India's official entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category, did not make it to the shortlist of nine films announced by the Academy earlier this month
A R Rahman has made it to the longlist in two categories for the 89th Academy Awards
Four songs composed by Rahman - one from The 100 Foot Journey and three from Million Dollar Arm - could make it to the list of final five nominees, to be announced on January 15
The film, which has the backdrop of water scarcity and tells the story of Bakka, a person gifted with a special ability to find water in the desert, features in the reminder list of productions eligible for the 87th Academy Awards.
Rahman's scores for Rajinikanth's animated film Kochadaiiyaan and Hollywood films The 100-Foot Journey and Million Dollar Arm make it to the list of 114 music scores in the running for the final five nominees at the Oscars