Ace filmmaker Lijo Jose Pellissery’s Malayalam movie Jallikattu has been selected as India’s official entry to the Oscars in the International Feature Film category.
Jallikattu is based on a story by author S Hareesh. The movie stars Antony Varghese, Chemban Vinod Jose, Sabumon Abdusamad and Santhy Balachandran.
The story is basically about a buffalo escaping from a slaughter house in a remote village in Kerala and how this affects the people around.
Malayalam director Geetu Mohandas’ Hindi movie Liar’s Dice was India’s official entry to the Oscars in 2014. The last Malayalam movie to win the honour was Adaminte Makan Abu in 2011. In 1997, another Malayalam movie, Guru, was also chosen as India’s entry to the Oscars.