- MS Dhoni: The Untold Story stars actor Sushant as the eponymous cricketer
- Sarbjit is a film on the Indian who died in a Pakistani prison
- Mira Nair's film Queen Of Katwe is also on the list of 336 films
Several other films that are being considered strong Oscar contenders are also on the list, among them La La Land, which leads the Golden Globes nominations, Moonlight and Hacksaw Ridge. Several superhero movies are also on the list of 336 - the names of Deadpool, Captain America: Civil War, Suicide Squad and X-Men: Apocalypse appear. Deadpool has scored a surprise Best Actor (Comedy/Musical) nomination for its star Ryan Reynolds at the Golden Globes.
Meanwhile, 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. The Tamil language Visaranai won three National Awards this year and is produced by actor Dhanush, who tweeted:
We r happy 2 ve represented india at d Oscars this year.V had a great campaign,learnt a lot.Thanks 2 all who wished us well. #wunderbarfilms— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) December 16, 2016
The nominations for the Oscars will be announced on January 24. The award ceremony, to be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will be held in Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre on February 26.