#Jallikattu

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Pellissery won the best director trophy at the 50th International Film Festival of India last year for 'Jallikattu.' (Photo Credit: Screengrab YouTube/Friday Film House)

  • 'Jallikattu' is not part of the Oscar shortlist of 15 features
  • Films from 93 countries were eligible in the category
  • The final nominations for the Oscars will be announced on March 15

Jallikattu is scheduled to take place on January 16 in the Alanganallur town of Madurai. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ ANI)

  • Jallikattu is a traditional bull-taming sport practised in Tamil Nadu
  • The 'Muhurta Kaal' for the event was held on Sunday in Madurai
  • Only 300 bull tamers will be allowed to participate in the race this year

.Avaniapuram, Tamil Nadu, India
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi while attending Jallikattu, a traditional bull taming sport in Tamil Nadu. (PTI Photo)

  • After witnessing jallikattu he got a sense of why Tamil people appreciate it, Gandhi said
  • 'Tamil culture, Tamil language (and) Tamil history are essential for the future of India,' he said
  • BJP lashed out at the Congress leader over his visit to the temple town today

.Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi would visit Tamil Nadu on January 14. (Photo Credit: Twitter/RahulGandhi)

  • Rahul Gandhi would lend his moral support to farmers protesting against the new farm laws
  • Assembly elections are due during April-May in Tamil Nadu
  • Gandhi is scheduled to arrive at Madurai by 11 am on Pongal day

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Alanganallur and Palamedu are among the regions in Tamil Nadu that have been hosting the events for ages. (Photo Credits: Facebook/AntonyVarghese4u)

  • A maximum of 300 participants would only be allowed for Jallikattu
  • The participants should possess a COVID-19 negative certificate 
  • The sport is traditionally held coinciding with 'Pongal', the harvest festival in Tamil calendar 

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Pellissery won the best director trophy at the 50th International Film Festival of India last year for 'Jallikattu.' (Photo Credit: Screengrab YouTube/Friday Film House)

  • 'Jallikattu' was unanimously chosen from 27 entries across Hindi, Marathi and other languages
  • Vikramaditya Motwane hailed the film as a deserving entry
  • Filmmaker Rawail said the film brought out the 'raw problems which are there in human beings'