RRR and Chhello Show are a step in the direction of Oscar glory. The Gujarati-language Chhello Show (The Last Show), India’s authentic entry for the 2023 Academy Awards in the International Feature film category, has been shortlisted for next year’s Academy Awards. Meanwhile, the tune Naatu Naatu from SS Rajamouli’s RRR has been shortlisted inside the Best Original Song Category. Two films inside the Documentary Feature Film category have additionally been shortlisted from India – All That Breathes and The Elephant Whisperers. The Academy introduced the list of shortlisted entries in 10 categories on Wednesday night. The nominations for the Academy Awards may be introduced on January 24.
Chhello Show will compete with 14 movies in the category, along with Argentina, 1985, Decision to Leave, All Quiet on the Western Front, Close, and The Blue Caftan.
Meanwhile, RRR, released throughout the globe in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam, has submitted itself for attention in various Oscar classes. It is competing for two awards at the Golden Globes subsequent month – Best Non-English Film and Best Original Song for Naatu Naatu.
The 95th Academy Awards will be held on March 12, 2023, at Los Angeles’ Dolly Theatre.
India’s history with Oscar entries for the last few years were – Koozhangal, Jallikattu, Gully Boy, Village Rockstars, Newton, Visaranani, all of which have failed to make the Oscar shortlist. The only Indian films nominated for an Oscar have been Mother India, Salaam Bombay, and Lagaan.