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Fans and critics are sad after the jury names Gujarati movie Chhello Show is called India’s official entry for the Oscars. The Film Federation of India made the announcement on Tuesday and netizens are calling it a ‘missed alternative.’ The yet-to-release movie is a coming-of-age drama directed by Pan Nalin.
The movie portrays a nine-year-old boy’s love for giant display projection and his journey. A press notice launched by the jury states, “Chello Show is set at the cusp of the digital revolution and follows a nine-year-old boy ensnared by the magic and science of light and shadow that lies behind celluloid film projection.”
Jr. NTR and Ram Charan from SS Rajamouli’s RRR
Interestingly, Chhello Show was picked over SS Rajamouli’s RRR, Vivek Agnihotri’s The Kashmir Files, Sajimon Prabhakar’s Malayankunju and Rahul Sankrityan’s Shyam Singha Roy. However, followers and critics are upset with the choice as they really feel RRR would have been a more sensible choice.
Expressing his disappointment, movie critic Sumit Kandel tweeted, “Gujarati film #ChhelloShow is India’s official entry for Oscars 2023 and as always India has ZERO chance of getting nominated forget about winning. #RRR was our BEST BET in last 2 decades to win an oscar for India. Really Sad to see Film federation of India ignored this fact .”
Gujarati movie #ChhelloShow is India’s official entry for Oscars 2023 and as at all times India has ZERO likelihood of getting nominated neglect about successful. #RRR was our BEST BET in final 2 many years to win an oscar for India. Really Sad to see Film federation of India ignored this reality ??.
— Sumit Kadel (@SumitkadeI) September 20, 2022
Trade analyst Ramesh Bala has added one other fascinating perspective right here. “A country’s official entry is needed only for “Best International/Best Foreign Film” category.. Like #CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon or #LifeIsBeautiful or #Parasite #RRRMovie can be nominated for mainstream categories except Best International Film..”
RRR turned the highest contender after worldwide journal Variety listed the movie on its potential Oscar winner checklist. International movie critic Clayton Davis too has vouched for RRR within the Oscar nomination checklist this 12 months.
In an article for Variety, Davis wrote, “The film RRR which is a three-hour action epic is the biggest film in India’s history. There is generally a lot of buzz at the moment because India is in the process of choosing a film to be selected to represent them at the Academy Award ceremony. RRR has lit up social media with its star Jr NTR, thirst traps, and visual effects.”
The excellent news is that the US distributor of the movie is planning to appoint the movie in numerous classes and has urged 10,000 Academy members to think about voting for the movie.
According to a report on Variety, the movie will probably be submitted for finest image, director (S.S. Rajamouli), authentic screenplay (Rajamouli and V. Vijayendra Prasad), lead actor (for each N.T. Rama Rao Jr and Ram Charan), supporting actor (Ajay Devgn), supporting actress (Alia Bhatt), authentic music (“Naatu Naatu”), authentic rating (M.M. Keeravaani), cinematography, manufacturing design, movie modifying, costume design, make-up and hairstyling, sound and visible results.