There are still a few months until the 95th Oscar Awards presentation, which will take place on March 12, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, but that doesn’t mean the film festival isn’t already generating a lot of talks.
The Gujarati film “Chhello Show” (Last Film Show), which was released on September 20, was designated as India’s official entry for the upcoming Oscars by the Film Federation of India.
Suparn Sen, the secretary general of FFI, delivered the announcement following the jury’s deliberations, which were presided over by veteran Kannada filmmaker T.S. Nagabharana.
Last Film Show/ Chhello Show Release Date
Chhello Show, which has generated hype among Indian consumers, is shortly to have its digital premiere.
Netflix officially confirmed & shared the poster with the caption- “digital release on 25 November 2022 in Hindi & Gujarati language”
WE HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT! 📣
An extraordinary cinematic experience, Last Film Show, India’s Official Selection for Best International Feature Film at the 95th Oscars is streaming from Nov 25 in Hindi & Gujarati on Netflix! 🤩 pic.twitter.com/NgzeHYV1YU
— Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) November 21, 2022
Chhello Show Trailer
About The Last Film Show/ Chhello Show
Chhellow Show, a Gujarati coming-of-age drama directed by Pan Nalin, centres on a little kid who lives in Saurashtra and is a reminder of the innocence of youth. The story is set against the backdrop of India’s cinemas going through a significant conversion from celluloid to digital, where hundreds of single-screen theatres are either completely gone or are in disrepair.
At the 66th Valladolid Film Festival in Spain, the movie received its world premiere as the opening film. It has since won other accolades at other international film festivals as well, including the Golden Spike.
Director Pan Nalin’s response to his movie being chosen as India’s official Oscar entry:
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! @LastFilmShow1 #ChhelloShow #Oscars
— Nalin Pan (@PanNalin) September 20, 2022