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Oscars 2021: India's official entry 'Jallikattu' out of the race, 'Bittu' makes it to top 10

Malayalam film Jallikattu, directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery is out the Oscars 2021 race from the list of Best International Feature Film Category, read on.

Oscars 2021: India's official entry 'Jallikattu' out of the race, 'Bittu' makes it to top 10-SYT
Mumbai, First Published Feb 10, 2021, 10:45 AM IST
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Malayalam film Jallikattu directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery had high hopes from the people that this fine masterpiece will make it to the Oscars 2021, but unfortunately, the film has been called off from the list.

The film which was India's official entry to the Best International Feature Film Category at the upcoming 93rd Academy awards 2021 has failed to make it to the longer shortlist of 15 films that will compete to make it to the later stage of the nominations.

Films from 93 countries were eligible in this particular category, which is said to the highest number in the history of Oscars.

15 films will move to the official phase one voting which will take place on March 5-9.

The Oscars nominations will be announced on March 15, and the show is scheduled for April 25.

Jallikattu is an action drama directed by Pellissery with a screenplay by S Hareesh and R Jayakumar.

In the light of the same, Ekta Kapoor, Guneet Monga, Tahira Kashyap Kkhurrana and Ruchikaa Kapoor's Indian Women Rising maiden project 'Bittu' made it to the shortlist of Best Live Action short-films.

It is directed by Karishma Dev Dube.

The film revolves around the real-life incident of accidental poisoning that took place in a government school in Bihar.

It stars Rani Kumari nad Renu Kumari.

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