Eklavya: The Royal Guard
- 1 hr 45 min
This Hindi film, directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, is a modern drama revolving around the changing of the times, old versus new, and notions of honor and sacrifice. The film stars, Amitabh Bachchan, Sharmila Tagore, Sanjay Dutt, Saif Ali Khan, Vidya Balan, Raima Sen, Jackie Shroff, Jimmy Shergill, and Boman Irani. The plot centers on a stylized India and an ancient fort that lies within its boundaries. An aging and increasingly blind guard gives his life to the protection of the fortress despite the fact that there is no longer any need to protect it, that is until the return of the prince. Eklavya was the official Indian selection to be entered into consideration for Best Foreign picture for the Oscars in 2007.