|WikiProject India / Cinema||(Rated Start-class, Low-importance)|
|WikiProject Film||(Rated Start-class)|
|This article was nominated for deletion on January 7 2015. The result of the discussion was Speedy Keep.|
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Nominating for deletion as non-relevant/non-notableEdit
I have to question the relevance and notability of a non-English-language movie not shown outside of India on the English Wikipedia. In fact, no sources have been cited for why it is notable other than existing as a movie production, and even if there were such sources, they would need to be English, or at least another language relevant to and spoken by the Western/English-speaking world demonstrating notability to people who live outside of India: an link to the IMDB entry does not suffice. For that matter, the movie didn't even review well, leading one to question even further why this film is considered notable enough for inclusion in this encyclopedia.
A quick search reveals precisely zero coverage by reliable (much less themselves notable) 3rd-party sources or coverage of any note/value in the English language aside from a short synopsis in the Hindustan times which is of no encyclopedic value, and does not confer, imply or describe any notability.
- Quoting WP:NOTFILM:
A topic related to film may not meet the criteria of the general notability guideline, but significant coverage is not always possible to find on the Internet, especially for older films. The following are attributes that generally indicate, when supported with reliable sources, that the required sources are likely to exist:
- The film is widely distributed and has received full-length reviews by two or more nationally known critics.
- The film is historically notable, as evidenced by one or more of the following:
- Publication of at least two non-trivial articles, at least five years after the film's initial release.
- The film was deemed notable by a broad survey of film critics, academics, or movie professionals, when such a poll was conducted at least five years after the film's release.
- The film was given a commercial re-release, or screened in a festival, at least five years after initial release.
- The film was featured as part of a documentary, program, or retrospective on the history of cinema.
- The film has received a major award for excellence in some aspect of filmmaking.
- The film was selected for preservation in a national archive.
- The film is "taught" as a subject at an accredited university or college with a notable film program.
These criteria are presented as rules of thumb for easily identifying films that Wikipedia should probably have articles about. In almost all cases, a thorough search for independent, third-party reliable sources will be successful for a film meeting one or more of these criteria. However, meeting these criteria is not an absolute guarantee that Wikipedia should have a separate, stand-alone article entirely dedicated to the film.
Some films that do not pass the above tests may still be notable, and should be evaluated on their own merits. The article's ability to attest to a film's notability through verifiable sources is significant. Some inclusionary criteria to consider are:
- The film represents a unique accomplishment in cinema, is a milestone in the development of film art, or contributes significantly to the development of a national cinema, with such verifiable claims as "The only cel-animated feature film ever made in Thailand" (See The Adventure of Sudsakorn)
- The film features significant involvement (i.e., one of the most important roles in the making of the film) by a notable person and is a major part of his/her career.
- An article on the film should be created only if there is enough information on it that it would clutter up the biography page of that person if it was mentioned there.
- The film was successfully distributed domestically in a country that is not a major film producing country, and was produced by that country's equivalent of a "major film studio." 'Articles on such a film should assert that the film in question was notable for something more than merely having been produced', and if any document can be found to support this, in any language, it should be cited.