Malayalam film ‘Jallikattu’ is India’s official entry to Oscars 2021, read details

Malayalam film ‘Jallikutta’, selected as India’s official entry to Oscars 2021, directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery.

Malayalam film ‘Jallikattu‘ has been selected as India’s official entry to 93rd Academy Awards in the Best International Film Category.

Jallikattu was chosen out of 27 films. The other films were Gulabo Sitabo, Bulbbul, The Sky Is Pink, Serious Men, Gunjan Saxena, The Disciple, Shakuntala Devi, Shikara, Chhapaak, AK Vs AK, Bhonsle, Chhalaang, Eeb Allay Ooo!, Chintu Ka Birthday, and Bittersweet. 


The film was directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery, starring Starring Antony Varghese, Chemban Vinod Jose, Sabumon Abdusamad. The movie is based on a short story titled ‘Maoist’ written by Hareesh S. The film got rave reviews from the critics upon its release.

Last year, Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy was India’s official entry. However the film didn’t make to the list. South Korean film ‘Parasite’ won the award for the Best International Film. 

The 2021 Academy Awards will be held on April 25 instead of the usual second Sunday of February.