Malayalam Film Jallikattu is India’s entry for Oscars 2021
93rd Academy Awards: Malayalam film Jallikattu is India’s entry for Oscars 2021
Malayalam movie Jallikattu is India’s entry to 93rd Academy Awards. The Film Federation of India announced Lijo Jose Pellissery directorial will be India’s official entry at Oscars in the International Feature Film category. The movie was chosen out of the list of 27 movies.
The other movies in the race to be India’s entry for Oscars 2021 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’, ‘Bulbbul’, ‘Kaamyaab’, ‘The Sky is Pink’, ‘Chintu ka Birthday’ and ‘Bittersweet’.
Rahul Rawail, Chairman Jury Board – Film Federation Of India revealed the reason Jallikattu was chosen. 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. So, that’s why we zeroed in on Jallikattu.”
Directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery, Jallikattu, starring Antony Varghese, Chemban Vinod Jose, Sabumon Abdusamad and Santhy Balachandran in pivotal roles.
Jallikattu derives its name from the controversial bull-taming event that is held in the southern part of the country. The film is about a group of men coming together to stop a bull that is running wild in their village.
The 2021 Academy Awards will be held on April 25 instead of the usual second Sunday of February.