Here’s Everything You Need To Know About ‘Chhello Show’, India’s Official Entry To the Oscars

It’s not RRR, the Gujarati film Chello Show is India’s official entry to the 95th Academy Awards. Today, we are going to present to you some interesting facts about Chhellow Show. Take a look.

1. This film is semi-autobiographical, as it is based on the make Pan Nalin’s own childhood memories.

2. A nine-year-old Samay from Chalala, a village in Saurashtra in the Gujarat state of India entered a cinema hall projection booth by bribing Fazal, a cinema projector technician, and watched several films through summer. He became engrossed with cinema for life. The film focuses on hope and innocence. And the film not only tells a story of a kid hailing from a small village who has fallen in love with cinema but it also chronicles an important series of events in film history i.e. the ending culture of single-screen cinema and 35mm celluloid films in India.

3. The cast is mostly made of child actors. Six village boys from local communities of the region were cast. The film was shot in villages and railway stations in Saurashtra. He also brought old celluloid Hindi films and a technician to run projectors.

4. The film was shot in March 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in India. The post-production was completed during the pandemic.

5. And the director, Pan Nalin is an acclaimed filmmaker who is best known for award-winning films like Angry Indian Goddesses, Valley of Flowers, Ayurveda: Art of Being, and Samsara.

6. The film premiered at the Spotlight section of the 20th Tribeca Film Festival on 10 June 2021. It was the first Gujarati film selected for the festival section.

7. The film will be released in Germany, Spain, Japan, Israel, and Portugal.

8. The film won the Golden Spike to Best Film at the 66th Valladolid Film Festival (Seminci) held in October 2021

9. Chhello Show was selected as the Indian entry for Best International Feature Film at 95th Academy Awards

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