On Wednesday the Film Federation of India selected Malayalam film Jallikattu as India’s official entry at Oscars 2021.
Jallikattu,is directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery. The movie was released in 2019 it was also premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film was also screened at the 24th Busan International Film Festival.
India’s Oscar entry was selected by the FFI’s committee headed by filmmaker Rahul Rawail.
Talking about the movie Rawail said, “It brings out the raw problems that are there in human beings. The emotions that came up really moved all of us. We felt that this is a unique ensemble of characters and locations.”
The other movies in the list of the includes Shoojit Sircar’s Gulabo Sitabo, Hansal Mehta’s Chaalaang, Chaitanya Tamhane’s The Disciple, Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Shikara, Geethu Mohandas’s Moothon, Nila Madhab Panda’s Kalira Atita, Anvita Dutt’s Bulbbul, Hardik Mehta’s Kaamyaab, and Satyanshu and Devanshu Singh’s Chintu Ka Birthday.