Jallikattu in Oscars: 7 reasons why you should must-watch this Malayalam film
First Published Nov 25, 2020, 7:12 PM IST
Lijo Jose Pellissery's Jallikattu has been selected as India's official entry in Oscars 2021 under the Best International Feature Film category among other 27 films.
Jallikattu has beaten Indian movies like Vidya Balan's Shakuntala Devi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Serious Men, Deepika Padukone's Chhapak, Janhvi Kapoor's Gunjan Saxena, Amitabh Bachchan-Ayushmann Khurrana's Gulabo Sitabo, Priyanka Chopra's The Sky is Pink, and others and got selected for 93rd Academy Awards.
Jallikattu starring Antony Varghese, Chemban Vinod Jose, Sabumon Abdusamad and Santhy Balachandran, is a movie based on a short story Maoist written by S. Hareesh. Since its release, it has received many appreciations as well as critical comments. Therefore, here are the 7 reasons why you should definitely watch Jallikattu.
Do we need an introduction for Lijo Jose Pellissery? The film was a baby for him, and he nourished it to let it reach this extent. He wanted to portray a simple story regarding man versus wild.
A drama with layers
Though the depiction is simple, the drama has a lot of layers in it. The director shaped the movie according to how society reacts. This spiritual drama is about man versus wild, but it takes a moment for a man to become wild.
The movie revolves around a buffalo who escapes from a butcher knife only to get hunted down by the villagers as it creates havoc destruction. Antony Varghese as butcher showed the perfect ruthlessness, though the whole layer of the character was not revealed in the trailer. Whereas, Chemad Binod plays a primitive man's role and to know what other play you need to watch it.
The story is all about the fight and struggle between an unarmed animal and a bunch of armed villagers. The actors have contributed enough for the movie, but it is not based on the acting part alone. The movie is worth a watch because of its screenplay and the essence of the story.
Amazing technical crew
Here, the hero is the buffalo, and the villains are the villagers. And, Lijo has done an extremely brilliant job in making the buffalo so believable. And for that, the credit goes to the technical team.
Performances that will make you speechless
Jallikattu stars some great actors including Antony Varghese, Chemban Vinod Jose, Sabumon Abdusamad and others which will definitely make you spellbound. A film becomes convincing when the actors make their characters convincing.
Why will you watch it?
The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2019. And, it has been chosen for the Oscars 2021. Do you need any more reasons to watch it?
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