Malayalam film ‘Jallikattu’ has got India’s official entry at 2021 Oscars. It has been chosen as India’s official entry for the 93rd Academy Awards in the Best International Feature Film category out of 27 films. Some of the Indian films that were in the race of getting nominated were The Disciple, Shakuntala Devi, Shikara, Gunjan Saxena, Chhapaak, AK vs AK, Gulabo Sitabo, Bhonsle, Chhalaang, Eeb Allay Ooo!, Check Post, Atkan Chatkan, Serious Men, Bulbul, Kaamyaab, The Sky is Pink, Chintu ka Birthday and Bittersweet. In 2020, Gully Boy was nominated for the Oscar, but it didn’t receive the award.
‘Jallikattu‘ is a Malayalam film directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery. Antony Varghese, Chemban Vinod Jose, Sabumon Abdusamad, and Santhy Balachandran are the lead actors in this film. The film was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival on 6 September 2019.
Sharing the reasons why ‘Jallikattu‘ is selected for 2021 Oscars, Rahul Rawail, the Chairman of Jury Board said the Film Federation of India praised the film’s theme, production quality, and Lijo Jose Pellissery’s direction. He said, “It is a film which really brings out the raw side of human beings, that we are worse than animals. Human instincts are worse than animals. The film has been depicted wonderfully. It’s a production that all of us should be proud of. The film has been shot very well. The emotions, which come out, moved all of us. Lijo is an extremely competent director. That’s why we selected on Jallikattu.”
93rd Academy Awards: Malayalam film 'Jallikattu' to be India's official entry to Oscars 2021
— The Times Of India (@timesofindia) November 25, 2020
Malayalam movie Jallikattu has been selected as India’s official entry for the 93rd Academy Awards in the Best International Feature Film category.
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