Jallikattu is India’s official entry for Oscars 2021

Jallikattu released in 2019 and was premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was also screened at the 24th Busan International Film Festival.

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Jallikattu is India's official entry for Oscars 2021

Jallikattu is India's official entry for Oscars 2021

New Delhi: Malayalam feature “Jallikattu”, directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery will be representing India at the 93rd Academy Awards in the International Feature Film category. A 14-member committee of the Film Federation of India, the trade body that picks the Indian nominee ever year, made the announcement.

The film was unanimously chosen from 27 entries that included The Disciple, Bhonsle, Chhalaang, Eeb Allay Ooo!, Shakuntalam Devi, Shikara, Gunjan Saxena, Chhapaak, AK vs AK, Gulabo Sitabo, Check Post, Atkan Chatkan, Serious Men, Bulbbul, Kaamyaab, The Sky is Pink, Chintu ka Birthday and Bittersweet.

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Jallikattu released in 2019 and was premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was also screened at the 24th Busan International Film Festival.

The main storyline of Jallikattu revolves around a wild buffalo that breaks loose and creates havoc in a village in Kerala. The film is an adaptation of writer S Hareesh’s short story Maoist.

Jallikattu is India's official entry for Oscars 2021

“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, told reporters in an online press conference.