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Jallikattu For Oscars 2021: Bollywood Didn’t Stand A Chance At Oscar Selection; The Disciple And Jallikattu Were Neck-To-Neck- EXCLUSIVE

While Malayalam film Jallikattu is India’s official entry for Oscars, Bollywood did not stand a chance at Oscar selection this year. Read on

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Jallikattu For Oscars 2021: Bollywood Didn’t Stand A Chance At Oscar Selection; The Disciple And Jallikattu Were Neck-To-Neck- EXCLUSIVE
This year, the content from Hindi cinema  was  not even considered as  contenders for  India’s entry into the  Oscars for Best International Film. A well-placed  source reveals inside details. “This is the  first time in   the living history of  Indian cinema that  no Hindi film was even considered  remotely eligible to represent India at the Oscars.”

While last year Zoya Akhtar’s  Gully Boy  represented India at the  Oscars, this  year there  was not a single Hindi film in serious  reckoning. Apparently  films like Meghna  Gulzar’s  Chhapaak, Anu Menon’s Shakuntala Devi,  Hansal Mehta’s Chhalaang,  Shoojit Siracr’s  Gulabo Sitabo, Shonali Bose’s The Sky is Pink   and  Anvita Dutt  Guptan’s  Bulbbul were  not even  considered, seriously or otherwise.

 The  source reveals, “As far Hindi applicants  for the Oscar were concerned this  is one of the worst years in many years. Not a single Hindi film stood out from those that were sent to  the Film Federation Of India. As far as  the  Federation was concerned the Marathi film The Disciple  and  the  Malayalam film Jallikattu were heads and shoulders  above all the other  entries and neck-to-neck between  each  other. Jallikattu wangled the  privilege  of representing us at the Oscars this year by a whisker.”

Jallikattu is directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery, and it has been selected as India’s official entry for the Best International Feature Film category for the Oscars this year. This makes it the third Malayalam film after Guru and Adaminte Makan Abu to have been selected as India’s official entry at the Oscars.



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