Gujarati film ‘The Cello Show’ is India’s official entry for the 2023 Oscars.News 18 Gujarati
New Delhi: The Indian Film Federation (FFI) has announced that Gujarati film ‘The Cello Show’, a coming-of-age drama about a boy’s love for cinema in a village in Saurashtra, is India’s official entry at the 95th Academy Awards. did.
Titled ‘Last Film Show’ in English, Pan Narin’s director opens in theaters nationwide on October 14th.
“The ‘Chhello Show’ is India’s official entry for Oscar 2023,” FFI Executive Director Supran Sen told PTI.
According to FFI President TP Aggarwal, ‘Chhello Show’ is based on SS Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’, Ranbir Kapoor-led ‘Brahmastra: Part One Shiva’, Vivek Agnihotri’s ‘The Kashmir Files’ and R Madhavan’s directorial debut. It was unanimously chosen from movies such as “Rocketry”. ”.
“The 17 judges unanimously selected ‘Cello Show’. ) and Tamil (‘Irabin Nizhal’), Telugu (‘RRR’), Bengali (‘Aparajito’), Gujarati (‘Chhello Show’), and several other languages,” Aggarwal told PTI. Told.
The national Oscar winner for Best International Feature Film is produced by Siddharth Roy Kapoor bannerman Roy Kapoor Films, Jugaad Motion Pictures, Monsoon Films, Chhello Show LLP and Mark Duale.
The story is inspired by Narin’s own memories of being obsessed with movies as a child in rural Gujarat.
FFI said in a press note that ‘Chhelo’ Show’ is a film that transcends the mundane tales of the usual Indian realities shown abroad and touches the emotional chords of all moviegoers around the world. I was.
“The story is impactful, with cinematic moments captured in great detail, compelling performances, visual beauty and aural effects,” the statement said.
“It subtly and honestly introduces the nuances and traditions of India and is a sight to behold for foreign audiences. It begins innovatively and ends with a ray of hope,” it said.
Set in a remote rural village in Saurastra, the film follows a 9-year-old boy from bribing a run-down cinema to spending his summer watching movies from a projection booth, and the movie of a lifetime. I am following the story of starting a romance with. .
Nalin, best known for directing the critically acclaimed films “Samsara,” “Valley of Flowers,” and “Angry Indian Goddesses,” thanked FFI and the selection jury.
“I could never have imagined that a day like this would come and bring the blessings of light and light.The ‘Chhello Show’ is loved all over the world, how can we make India discover it? Now I can believe in a film that will breathe again, entertain, inspire and enlighten! Thank you FFI, thank you judges,” the director said in a statement.
‘Chhello Show’, starring Bhavin Rabari, Vikas Bata, Richa Meena, Bhavesh Shrimali, Dipen Raval and Rahul Koli, made its world premiere as the opening film at the Tribeca Film Festival last June.
It won multiple awards, including the Golden Spike Award at the 66th Valladolid Film Festival in Spain, and was a commercial success during its theatrical release.
Roy Kapur said the team is thrilled and honored that the film has been selected for the 2023 Academy Awards.
“There is no better time for a film like this to celebrate the magic and wonder of cinema and the theatrical experience. It reminds the audience of when they fell in love,” said the producer.
Last year, the Tamil drama ‘Koozhangal’ (‘Pebbles’) directed by filmmaker Vinothraj PS was India’s official entry at the Oscars but did not make the shortlist.
The last Indian film to reach the final five was Aamir Khan’s ‘Lagaan’ in 2001.
‘Mother India’ (1958) and ‘Salaam Bombay’ (1989) are two other Indian films that made the top five.
The 95th Academy Awards will be held in Los Angeles on March 12, 2023.
https://www.firstpost.com/entertainment/gujarati-film-chhello-show-is-indias-official-entry-for-oscars-2023-11296361.html Gujarati film ‘Chhello Show’ is India’s official entry for the 2023 Oscars