Filmmaker Nalin Pan was overjoyed after his film Chhello Show (Last Film Show) was introduced as India’s official entry for the 2023 Academy Awards. He took to Twitter and thanked the Film Federation of India in an emotional post. The Gujarati film has been chosen as India’s submission to the Best International Feature Film class on the ninety fifth Academy Awards.
Nalin’s post learn, “OMG! What an evening this going to be! Gratitude to Film Federation of India and thanks FFI jury members. Thank you for believing in Chhello Show. Now I can breathe again and believe in cinema that entertains, conjures up and enlightens!”
Chhello Show stars Bhavin Rabari, Vikas Bata, Richa Meena, Bhavesh Shrimali, Dipen Raval and Rahul Koli. According to the makers, the movie is ready in opposition to the backdrop of cinemas in India that noticed the transition from celluloid to digital, the place tons of of single-screen cinemas stand dilapidated or have disappeared altogether.
OMG! What an evening this going to be! Gratitude to Film Federation of India and thanks FFI jury members. Thank you for believing in Chhello Show. Now I can breathe again and believe in cinema that entertains, conjures up and enlightens! @LastFilmShow1 #ChhelloShow #Oscars
— Nalin Pan (@PanNalin) September 20, 2022
Chhello Show had its world premiere as the opening film at Robert DeNiro’s Tribeca Film Festival. It received the Golden Spike on the 66th Valladolid Film Festival in Spain.
In an announcement, producer Siddharth Roy Kapur mentioned, “We are thrilled and honoured that our film, Last Film Show has been chosen to signify India on the Academy Awards. There couldn’t be a extra apt time for a film like this one, that celebrates the magic and marvel of cinema and the theatrical expertise. When cinema-going all over the world has been disrupted by a pandemic, it reminds audiences anew of the primary time they fell in love with the expertise of watching a movie in a darkened cinema corridor.”
Chhello Show is produced by Roy Kapur Films, Jugaad Motion Pictures, Monsoon Films, Chhello Show LLP and Marc Duale.