For the past few days, there was a lot of discussions in the social media about which film will be officially sent by India for Oscar 2023. The names of two films were in the race for tags and tweets- RRR and The Kashmir Files. But leaving both the films behind, the Gujarati film Chhelo Show has taken the first step towards the 95th Oscar Awards. But Show Chhelo is now gets select as India`s official entry for the Oscars Awards 2023. The film will now compete with films from other countries for the nomination in the Best International Feature Film Category.
‘Chhelo Show’ was released in the year 2021:
On Tuesday, the Film Federation Of India announced the sending of the 2021 film ‘Chhelo Show’ as an official entry to the Oscars 2023. This film is directed by Pan Nalin. The film stars Bhavin Rabri, Bhavesh Shrimali, Richa Meena , Dipen Rawal and Paresh Mehta in lead roles. Furthermore this the film was screened at the Tribeca Film Festival for the first time in year 2021. This film is produced under the banner of Siddarth Roy Kapoor`s production house Roy Kapur Films, Jugaad Motion Pictures, Monsoon Films, Chello Show LLP and Mark Duel.
Director Pan Nalin expressed happiness:
Pan Nalin, director of the film ‘Chhelo Show’ by the entry in Oscars said,” I never thought that such day of happiness would come. How do i grab everyone`s attention in India? Now i can breathe a sigh of relief and rely on cinema, which entertains, inspires and enhances knowledge. Thank You FFI, thanks jury.
Social media campaign was run for these films:
Ever since the release of The Kashmir Files and RRR the Oscar nominations for both the films were being discussed. RRR name was also included in the predictions list released by variety magazines. Fans of both the films were running campaign on social media for their film to be selected for Oscars. Where RRR`s claim was looking very strong, but there was no mention of Gujarati film Chhelo Show anywhere. But ‘Show Chhelo’ surprises everyone by entry in Oscars 2023 race.