Malayalam movie Jallikattu which was released last year has been submitted as official entry from India for Oscar awards 2021.
Directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery, the movie has been submitted by the Film Federation of India for the International Feature Film category of the prestigious Oscar awards.
Jallikattu is based on the story “The Maoist” written by S Hareesh, and stars Antony Varghese, Chemban Vinod Jose, Sabumon Abdusamad and Santhy Balachandran and had music by Prashant Pillai and cinematography by Gireesh Gangadharan.
It may be noted that Jallikattu is the name of the bull-taming sport which is very popular in Tamil Nadu.
Vishal Film Factory is a film production, distribution and music company established by actor Vishal in 2013. It has produced Sandakozhi-2, Poojai, and other films.
“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’.
“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.