Malayalam film Jallikattu will be India’s official entry to the Oscars this year. A jury, headed by Rahul Rawail, announced the name of Jallikattu, directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery, for sending to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the best international feature film. It stars Antony Varghese, Chemban Vinod Jose, Sabumon Abdusamad and Santhy Balachandran.
Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy was last year’s entry from India but it did not get shortlisted. The last film from India to be shortlisted was Lagaan in 2002.
The 2021 Academy Awards will be held on April 25, 2021 instead of the usual second Sunday of February.