Academy Awards 2023: Neither RRR nor The Kashmir Files, THIS film is India’s Official Entry for Oscars

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  • 'Chhello Show'- Gujarat film makes it to the Oscars.
  • The film in English is titled 'Last Film Show' will release countrywide on October 14th.
  • The movie is based on Nalin's own memories of falling in love with movies as a child in rural Gujarat

The Gujarati film ‘Chhello Show’ has been chosen as the official entry for Oscars 2023 from India in the Best International Feature Film category, the Film Federation of India headed by Chairman Director Nagabarna announced on Tuesday. The film outclassed the Kashmir File or Ram Charan and Jr NTR’s RRR which were expected to make it to the list

Titled “Last Film Show” in English, the movie, directed by Pan Nalin, will release in theatres countrywide on October 14. The film is produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur’s banner Roy Kapur Films, Jugaad Motion Pictures, Monsoon Films, Chhello Show LLP, and Marc Duale. The movie, which features Bhavin Rabari, Bhavesh Shrimali, Richa Meena, Dipen Raval and Paresh Mehta, had its world premiere as the opening film at the Tribeca Film Festival in June last year.

Filmmaker Pan Nalin also took to social media to express happiness over the big news. “OMG! What a night this going to be! Gratitude to 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! @chhelloshow @lastfilmshow @theacademy #oscars @goldwynfilms @monsoonfilms @jugaadmotionpictures @roykapurfilms,” he wrote on Instagram.

The film is inspired by Nalin’s own memories of falling in love with movies as a child in rural Gujarat. It won multiple awards during its festival run, including the Golden Spike at the 66th Valladolid Film Festival in Spain where it also enjoyed commercial success during its theatrical run.

The final Oscars 2023 nominations will be announced on January 24, 2023, and the ceremony will be held on March 12, 2023.

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