India has selected Pan Nalin’s “Ultimate Film Show” (“Chhelo Show”) to represent the country in the Best International Feature category at the upcoming 95th Academy Awards, but it is not doing well in social media circles. This is because of the popularity and love of the historical epic.”RRR“From SS Rajamouli, which has been a fan-favorite and box office hit states.
The good news is that the US distributor for the film has opted to launch a full awards campaign for the action drama and is calling on the Academy’s 10,000 members to consider voting for the film in all categories.
“RRR” will be presented for Best Picture, Director (SS Rajamouli), Original Screenplay (Rajamouli and V. Vijayendra Prasad), Lead Actor (for NT Rama Rao Jr and both). Ram Charan), Supporting Actor (Ajay Devgan), Supporting Actress (Alia Bhatt), Original Song (“Natu Natu”), Original Score (MM Keerwani), Cinematography, Production Design, Film Editing, Costume Design, Makeup & Hairstyling, Sound & visual effect.
The film is not yet available on Academy Streaming Rooms, highlighting its epic scale and breathtaking visuals as part of a strategy to get as many voters as possible to watch it on the big screen.
“In the last six months, we have seen SS Rajamouli’s RRR bring to a global audience,” says the Chairman Variance Films, Dylan Marchetti. “We have clocked over $140 million worldwide to become one of India’s highest-grossing films of all time and the first film in history to trend globally on Netflix for over 14 weeks. has become. We’ve seen theaters fill up a few months after its initial release, including the historic TCL Chinese IMAX Theater in Hollywood, where it will play next Friday to sold-out audiences at one of the largest theaters in the country. 15 minutes. Most importantly, we have heard fans across the world say that they believe it to be one of the best films of the year by any country. we agree. We proudly invite the Academy to consider ‘RRR’ in all categories.”
The three-hour action epic follows two patriotic but philosophically opposing men (Ram Charan and NT Rama Rao Jr) who team up to rescue a girl from British colonial authorities in 1920s Delhi. A global smash with huge box office collections, the film found a way for the American cultural zeitgeist, with consumers searching for it on Netflix. Distributed by Variance Films in the US, the film has been one of the most popular titles of the year, becoming a trending topic on social media in the past few months.
With ₹240 crore (US$30 million) worldwide on its first day, “RRR” broke the record for the biggest opening day collectively earned by an Indian film.
Spoken in Telugu, it would have represented the first “Tollywood” film to enter the Oscar race, but politics may have played a part in what the country has presented over the years. In Oscar history, only three Indian films have been nominated for Best International Feature – “Mother India” (1957), “Salaam Bombay!” (1988) and “Lagaan” (2001), and none have won.
Full disclosure: I haven’t seen “The Last Film Show,” a partly autobiographical drama that sees the massive transition from celluloid to digital set against the backdrop of Indian cinemas – a story that resonates with humanity’s love for cinema. Appears to be appropriate with a general trend. With films like “The Fablemans” and “Empire of Light” in the Oscars mix.
As we’ve seen at almost every Academy Awards ceremony, it’s not always about “what’s the best” but “what they’ve seen”. Hence India’s erroneous move not to select “The Lunchbox” (2013) or “The Discipline” (2020), considered by many to be a “slam dunk” option, is in line with their most recent move.
With the film underway for an international feature, the studio hopes that Academy voters will be more inclined to check it out. In addition, Varian Films is hoping that it can make waves like other non-English language films that do not represent their countries, such as “City of God” (2003), which was nominated for directorial debut. Gaya, or last year’s “Parallel Mothers”, was caught. Mention for Penelope Cruz and original score.