Jal directed by Girish Malik was nominated on 13 Dec 2014 in two categories for Oscars of 2014. Jal starring Purab Kohli, Kirti Kulhari and Tannishtha Chatterjee will be contesting in categories Best Picture and Best Original Score for Oscars.
Film will be competing along with high profile entertainers like 300 Rise of Empire, Interstellar and Exodus. Film highlights water scarcity and about a man called Bakka who was gifted to find water in the desert.
Sonu Nigam and Bickram Ghosh scored music and background score for the film which also found its way to the Oscar Library for their permanent core collection. Rahman's films Kochadaiyan is also nominated for the best original score category. Final nominations will be announced on 15 Jan 2015.