'Jallikattu' is India’s official entry at Oscars

New Delhi: Malayalam film 'Jallikattu' will be representing India at the 93rd Academy Awards in the International Feature Film category.

The film has been directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery and stars Antony Varghese, Chemban Vinod Jose, Sabumon Abdusamad and Santhy Balachandran.

Based on the controversial bull-taming event traditionally held in Tamil Nadu, 'Jallikattu' explores ‘the reducing differences between man and animal’.

"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 in an online press conference.




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