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Chhapaak to Gunjan Saxena, films that were in competition as Jallikattu made it to Oscars 2021

Jallikattu was up against 26 other films in order to make it to the cut as India's official entry to Oscars 2021.

Lijo Jose Pellissery directorial Jallikattu made it to Oscars 2021. The Malayalam film is India’s official entry to the Oscars 2021 and it sure is quite the feat for cinema at large. The film has an ensemble cast and features Antony Varghese, Chemban Vinod Jose, Sabumon Abdusamad, among others in pivotal roles.

While everyone has been celebrating this feat that we have achieved, the film did have quite the competition. Among films that the movie was competing against including the likes of 26 other films, including Chhapaak, Gunjan Saxena, The Sky Is Pink, among others. Some more films include Serious Men, Chhalaang, Eeb Allay Ooo, Atkan Chatkan, Chintu Ka Birthday. While most of the above-mentioned films are popular release, more include The Disciple, AK vs AK, Shikara, Shakuntala Devi, Kaamyaab, and Bittersweet.

Watch the trailer and you’ll know why Jallikattu made it to Oscars 2021:

The movie derives its story from a short story Maoist, written by Hareesh S. The writer also adapted the screenplay along with R. Jayakumar. Among all the films that have made it to the Oscars so far, Jallikattu is the third Malayalam movie to make it. The movie is the entry under the category of ‘Best International Feature Film’.

While Jallikattu made it to Oscars 2021, other films to have made it earlier include Salim Ahamed’s Adaminte Makan Abu, and Rajiv Anchal’s Guru. However, these films did not make it to the final nomination list. If it does manage to make it, it is going to only be the 4th Indian film to do so in the given category.

Meanwhile, there has been a constant buzz around the movie after the announcement. As can be seen, it has been a celebration, to say the least. Last year, it was Gully Boy that created a similar effect. However, it was received with a mixed response. This year, the entry has been a welcome move.

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There is no such thing as enough of reading and writing, or so I believe. While everything else might cause saturation, words always come to the rescue. A writer for a major part of my life, I take things as they come, but not without a pen and paper.

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