Chhello Show in Oscars 2023: All eyes were on the Oscar nomination. Fans of the Hindi film industry expected the names of this year’s block busters RRR and The Kashmir Files to be included in it. But this year, a Gujarati film Chhello Show won the Oscars 2023, surprising the audience. After all, what is the story of this film? Why was it selected for Oscars 2023? The story of this film will thrill you too. Let’s know everything about this film.
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Firstly, the story of this film focuses on hope and innocence. It depicts a 9-year-old child in the background of Chalala, a village in Saurashtra, Gujarat state, India. This kid loves watching movies. At that time projectors used to run in the cinema. This kid enters the projection booth of a hall by bribing a cinema projector technician named Fazal. Then watches many movies.
Chhelo Show is a Gujarati drama film. It is directed by Pan Nalin. It stars Bhavin Rabari, Bhavesh Shrimali, Richa Meena, Dipen Rawal and Paresh Mehta in lead roles. The film premiered at the 20th Tribeca Film Festival on June 10, 2021. The film has been selected by the Film Federation of India as the official entry for Oscar 2023 from India in the foreign category.
get to know the star cast
Bhavin Rabari as Samay Bhavesh Shrimali as Fazal, Richa Meena as Projectionist, Samay’s mother Dipen Rawal as Samay’s father Bapuji, Paresh Mehta as Cinema Manager Vikas Bata as Nano as Manu Shoban Makwa as Rahul Koli Badshah Kishan Parmar as ST, Vijay Mer Alpesh Tank as Tiku, Tia Sebastian as Teacher Leela Mila
That’s why the director chose the subject, the film was made like this
The film is semi-autobiographical. Film director Nalin was born and brought up in Adtala village, Saurashtra. The film stars six village boys from the local communities of the region. The film has been shot in the villages and railway station of Saurashtra. He also brought in old celluloid Hindi films and a technician to operate the projector for the film. The cast is mostly made up of child actors. Nalin’s friend and casting director Dilip Shankar helped Nalin in casting the child actors. The film was shot in March 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in India. It was completed during the post-production pandemic. The film is produced by Dheer Momaya’s Jugaad Motion Picture, Nalin’s Monsoon Films and Marc Dull’s Stranger 88 in co-production with Virginie Lacombe’s Virginie Films and Eric DuPont’s Incognito Films.
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The film premiered on 10 June 2021 at the Spotlight of the 20th Tribeca Film Festival. It was the first Gujarati film selected for the festival segment. The film was released in Germany, Spain, Japan, Israel and Portugal. Earlier the film was nominated for the Tiantan Awards at the 11th Beijing International Film Festival to be held from 21 to 29 September 2021. The film won the Golden Spike for Best Film at the 66th Valladolid Film Festival (Seminsi) held in October 2021.