Hansal Mehta, Bejoy Nambiar hail selection of Jallikattu as India’s Oscar entry

By: PTI | Mumbai |

November 25, 2020 7:21:29 pm




Filmmakers Vikramaditya Motwane, Hansal Mehta and actor Tillotama Shome on Wednesday congratulated Malayalam director Lijo Jose Pellissery after his movie Jallikattu was chosen as India’s official entry for the International Feature Film class on the 93rd Academy Awards.

The critically-acclaimed characteristic, which derives its identify from the popular-yet-controversial bull-taming occasion from the South, was unanimously chosen from 27 entries throughout Hindi, Marathi and different languages.

Based on a brief story by Hareesh, the film is a couple of tribe of males coming collectively to cease a bull that has run amok of their village.

Motwane took to Twitter and hailed Jallikattu as a deserving entry.””

“Outstanding film and outstanding choice!” the Udaan helmer tweeted.

Mehta, whose newest film Chhalaang was among the many titles thought of for the Oscars selection, wrote in a publish, “What a film!”

Shome congratulated your complete group of the movie for the selection.

“Congratulations to Lijo Jose Pelliserry and the entire team of #Jallikattu for being India’s entry for the Foreign language film category,” she added.

Sharing the information on Twitter, filmmaker Nambiar wrote, “Yes! This is just phenomenal.”

“Huge congrats to #LijoJosePellissery and the entire team of #Jallikattu #TheBeginning,” mentioned South star Prithviraj Sukumaran.

Filmmaker Rawail, Chairman, Jury Board, Film Federation of India, had introduced earlier within the day that Jallikattu has been chosen as India’s official entry for the Oscars.

The 27 movies that had been thought of by the jury included titles such as Chhapaak, Shakuntala Devi, Gulabo Sitabo, Eeb Allay Ooo!, The Sky is Pink, Bulbbul and internationally-celebrated characteristic The Disciple.

During a web based press convention, Rawail mentioned Jallikattu introduced out the “raw problems which are there in human beings.”

“The whole film talks about an animal that has run amok in a butcher’s shop… The film has been depicted wonderfully and it has been shot very well. The emotion that comes out really moved all of us to have it selected,” the chairman mentioned.

Pellissery mentioned he’s “extremely happy” that his film has been chosen for 2021 Oscars.

“Extremely happy to know that ‘Jallikattu’ gained entry in the Oscar. This is a moment of happiness for all those who ‘raced’ for the film,” the filmmaker advised PTI.

Jallikattu had its premiere in September 2019 on the Toronto International Film Festival and obtained widespread essential acclaim.

The film was significantly praised for Pellissery’s spectacular directing effort, ably supported by Girish Gangadharan’s cinematography and Renganaath Ravee’s wild sound design work.

Pellissery, identified for critically acclaimed movies like Angamaly Diaries and Ea Ma Yau, additionally received the perfect director trophy on the 50th International Film Festival of India final 12 months for Jallikattu.

Read: Jallikattu evaluation: An exhilarating journey

No Indian movie has ever received an Oscar. The final movie from India that made it to the ultimate 5 within the Best Foreign Film class listing was Ashutosh Gowariker’s Lagaan in 2001.

Mother India (1958) and Salaam Bombay (1989) are the opposite two Indian films to have made it to the highest 5.
Last 12 months, Zoya Akhtar’s Hindi characteristic Gully Boy, starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, was India’s entry to the Oscars.

Period, End of Sentence, directed by Rayka Zehtabchi and co-produced by Indian filmmaker Guneet Monga, earned the Academy Award in the perfect documentary (brief topic) class in 2019.

In June, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) had introduced that the 2021 Oscars shall be held on April 25, 2021, eight weeks later than initially deliberate as a result of of the coronavirus pandemic’s results on the movie business.

The eligibility window for characteristic movies has additionally been pushed to February 28, 2021.

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