Jallikattu Oscar: Malayalam Film Jallikattu has been selected as India’s official entry for the Oscars in the Best International Feature Film category.
The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars is Hollywood’s most prestigious award in the film industry.
Jallikattu, which is based on S Hareesh’s short story Maoist, was a big hit in the film festival circuit.
The movie had its world premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, following which it was also screened at the 24th Busan International Film Festival.
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Directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery, Jallikattu, starring Antony Varghese, Chemban Vinod Jose, Sabumon Abdusamad and Santhy Balachandran, received enthusiastic reviews when released.
Jallikattu, the traditional sport of bull taming, is set in a small village and tells the story of a butcher who loses control of the animal at a ritual slaughter.
Jallikattu Oscar Nomination
Jallikattu was picked from a list of 27 films that included Chhapaak, The Disciple, Shakuntala Devi, Chhalaang, Gulabo Sitabo, The Sky Is Pink.
Jallikattu also won Best Director award at the 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI).
Jallikattu also bagged two awards, best director and best sound mixing, at the 50th Kerala State Film Awards earlier this year.