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Friday, October 29, 2021

Malayalam film ‘Jallikattu’ is India’s entry for Oscars 2021

Lijo Jose Pellissery was feted with the Best Director award at the 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) for this film.

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Malayalam film, Jallikattu, has been selected as the official Indian entry in the Best International Feature Film category at the upcoming 93rd Academy Awards, 2021.

The film has been chosen from among 27 entries across Hindi, Odiya, Marathi and other languages. Some of the other entries were “The Disciple”, “Shakuntala Devi”, “Shikara”, “Gunjan Saxena”, “Chhapaak”, “Gulabo Sitabo”, “Bhonsle”, “Chhalaang”, “Eeb Allay Ooo!”, “Atkan Chatkan”, “Serious Men”, “The Sky Is Pink” and “Bittersweet”.

The news was confirmed by trade analyst Ramesh Bala earlier in the day. “Lijo Jose Pellissery’s Jallikattu is India’s entry for the Best International Film #Oscar category,” Bala wrote on official Twitter account.

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Trade analyst Taran Adarsh also confirmed: “INDIA’S OFFICIAL ENTRY TO #OSCARS… #Malayalam film Jallikattu will be #India’s official entry to the 93rd Academy Awards 2021 #Oscars.”

The 2019 action drama is directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery with a screenplay by S. Hareesh and R. Jayakumar. It is based on the short story named Maoist by Hareesh. The film stars Antony Varghese, Chemban Vinod Jose, Sabumon Abdusamad and Santhy Balachandran.

The story revolves around a buffalo that flees from a slaughterhouse in a remote hill town of Kerala, and how the entire townsfolk end up in its hunt. As the hapless animal runs riot in the town, the plot brings alive the vicious side of humanity.

The film had its international premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. It was screened at the 24th Busan International Film Festival before theatrical release on October 4 last year in Kerala. Pellissery was feted with the Best Director award at the 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI).

Actress Tillotama Shome sent in a shout out for the film.

“Congratulations to #lijojosepelliserry and the entire team of #Jallikattu for being India’s entry for the Foreign language film category. #Oscars,” she tweeted.

Last year, Zoya Akhtar’s “Gully Boy”, starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, was India’s official entry to the Oscars, but the film failed to make the final list of nominees for the prestigious award.

The last Indian film to be nominated in the category was Aamir Khan’s 2001 release, “Lagaan”.

The 2021 Oscars are scheduled to take place on April 25. The shortlist for next year’s Academy Awards will be unveiled on February 9, and nominations will be announced on March 15.

Read Also: Oscars 2020: India connect in the Documentary Short category

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