That seems to be the mentality of most of us and media.
Recent reviews about SLB's "Black" announce ad-nauseam that this movie is Oscar class.
Gimme a break.
Are really Oscars a benchmark for good movies??
What about Oscars given to some shitty movies like "American Beauty" ( many might say that it is a great movie...but why ??? ), Eric Bron@#$%( I dont know the spelling)etc...
Why our Indian media and audience go gaga over oscars? Why do we compare ourselves with Hollywood?? Because it is big, rich or are we still living in that age of western superiority??
If Black is really good and it doesnt get Oscar, what is the big deal?
Why do we say in every review that it is Oscar level o some crap?
Why dont we say it is a good movie?
From other perspective, I think it is for the market and money. If a movie gets or atleast gets nomination for Oscar and is played in some so called film fests the movie rakes in big bucks.
I would really love to see a review which says that movie is good and suits its time rather than reading that the movie is Oscar level and some generations ahead of its times.
Everyone knows that Western Industry is biased and they dont give an Oscar to some movie from a Third World Country. Still, we hope that atleast this time they would give it to us.....
But I really appreciate SLB for making a different movie in the times of Mallika Sherawats and Neha Dhupias. Bollywood these days is churning out either sleaze or some poor remake of a South Indian superhit.
Untill and unless we stop looking for Wests' patting and try improving our own standards no use is done to the Film Industry expecially for Bollywood.