Malayalam Film “Jallikattu” is Indian’s entry for Oscars 2021

The Malayalam film Jallikattu directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery, has been selected as the official Indian entry in the best international feature film category at the upcoming 93rd Academy Awards, 2021. The news was confirmed trade analyst Ramesh Bala. The story revolves arround a Buffalo that flees from a slaughterhouse in a remote hill town of kerala , and how the entire townsfolk end up in its hurt. As the hapless animal runs riot in the town , the plot brings alive the vicious side of huminity.

Jallikattu is the third Malayalam film after Guru (1997) and Adaminte Makan Abu (2011) to be chosen as the country’s official entry for the Oscars. The film is based on short story named Maoist by Hareesh. The film stars Antony Varghese, Chemban Vinod Jose, Sabumon Abdusamad and santhy Balachandran.

Jallikattu has been screened as the 24th Busan International Film Festival before theatrical release on October 4 last year in kerala .

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