Actor Kamal Haasan’s Hindi film was nominated for an Oscar Award, 37 years ago. The film Saagar was the biggest hit after Sholay. Sholay is considered a classic and one of the best Indian films. It was ranked first in the British Film Institute. Saagar became an industry hit, surpassing all other Hindi films released. Every year, one Indian film is nominated for the Best Foreign Film category of the Oscars. Among the actors, Kamal Haasan films have been nominated for this award most times on behalf of India.
In 1981, director Balachandar made his Kannada film “Maro Charitra” in Hindi titled “Ek Tuja Ke Liye” starring Kamal Haasan. The film went on to become a bumper hit. Kamal was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Sanam Teri Kasam. Critics cite Saagar as the biggest hit after Sholay. Sagar became an industry hit, surpassing all other Hindi films released till then.