Malayalam film 'Jallikattu' to be India's official entry for Oscars 2021
- The fillm was unanimously chosen from 27 entries across Hindi, Odiya, Marathi and other languages
- "Jallikattu" is based on the short story Maoist by Hareesh
- It stars Antony Varghese, Chemban Vinod Jose, Sabumon Abdusamad and Santhy Balachandran
'Jallikattu', the Malayala film released in 2019 will be India's official entry for Oscars 2021, the Film Federation of India said on Wednesday. The film was unanimously chosen from 27 entries across Hindi, Odiya, Marathi, and other languages.
"It is a film that really brings out the raw problems which are there in human beings, that is we are worse than animals," filmmaker Rahul Rawail, Chairman, Jury Board, Film Federation of India said, reported PTI.
The story follows a bull that escapes from a slaughterhouse in a hilly remote village and the entire village men gathering to hunt down the animal. The movie, based on the short story Maoist by Hareesh, features Antony Varghese, Chemban Vinod Jose, Sabumon Abdusamad and Santhy Balachandran.
"There were a total of 27 films that had entered the race from Hindi, Malayalam, Oria and Marathi. The film which has been nominated by the jury to represent India at Oscars is Malayalam film 'Jallikattu'," siad Rawail.