Lijo Jose Pellissery’s ‘Jallikattu’ is India’s official entry for the Oscars 2021

Malayalam-language action thriller Jallikattu has been selected by the Film Federation of India to represent the country in this year’s International Oscar race.

Starring Antony Varghese, Chemban Vinod Jose, Sabumon Abdusamad, ‘Jallikettu’ is based on a short story, titled ‘Maoist’, written by Hareesh S, who also adapted the screenplay along with R. Jayakumar.

The film screened at Toronto film festival last year and was released in India in October 2019.

India has been nominated for the International Oscar three times, most recently in 2001 with Lagaan.

The deadline for submissions to the Oscar race is December 1, with the 2021 ceremony scheduled to take place April 25.

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