Chhello Show Overtake RRR, The Kashmir Files As India’s Entry To Oscars 2023
On Tuesday, the Film Federation of India (FII) named Pan Nalin directed Gujarati film Chhello Show as India's official entry to the 2023 Oscars. Nalin's Gujarati coming-of-age drama is a semi-biography of the director, whose love for the big screen has captured the hearts of critics and audiences across the world.
The passion and struggle of a young Gujarati boy are presented in such a way that the jury nominated the film over other big hits of 2022 namely RRR and The Kashmir Files. Even the nomination of the Gujarati film has somewhere shook the movie lovers to a certain extent as the selection of Chhello Show for Oscars 2023 was unexpected for anyone.
Pan Nalin's Reaction To FII's Decision
Reacting to the Film Federation of India’s (FII) announcement, director Pan Nalin reacted shockingly and expressed his joy by tweeting: “OMG! What a night this going to be! Gratitude to the Film Federation of India, and thank you, FFI jury members. Thank you for believing in Chhello Show. Now I can breathe again and believe in cinema that entertains, inspires and enlightens!”
Last Film Show aka Chhello Show Plot
The Gujarati-language coming-of-age drama has captured the hearts of critics across the world. The film is set to release in the country on October 14, 2022.
The plot of the story is somewhat similar to a semi-biography of Pan Nalin, who presents his love for big screen as a rural kid. Chhello Show is set at the cusp of the digital revolution and follows a nine-year-old boy's attraction to the magic and science of the big screen that lies behind the celluloid film projection.
The storyline shows that the boy follows his love for the big screen with single-minded devotion. Thus accepts all barriers as a fruit of his chosen struggle. The film is an authentic, organic, and emotionally charged experience that is set around films, foods, and friends.
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Awards Won By Chhello Show So Far
The plot of Chhello Show have had a lasting impact on the minds of the audiences. This is why it has won many awards in different film festivals. Some of these involve- The Golden Spike at the 66th Valladolid Film Festival in Spain. The film also enjoyed commercial success in the country during its theatrical run.
Well, Chhello Show was nominated over the other movies in the race, including The Kashmir Files and RRR. This decision came as a big blow to those who were campaigning for the nomination of big budget films for Oscars 2023.
Meanwhile, The Kashmir Files director Vivek Agnihotri congratulated The Last Show's team by tweeting: “A big congratulations to the entire team of #TheLastShow (Chhello Show) for being selected as India's official entry. Wishing them the best film award at the #Oscars2023, I thank all the well-wishers, especially the media, which were rooting for #TheKashmirFiles,”
Watch the Chhello Show trailer here: