Vignesh Shivan and Nayanthara’s production venture, Koozhangal is India’s official entry to Oscars 2022. The film is directed by PS Vinothraj.
The story based on a young boy follows his violent and alcoholic father on a quest to fetch back his mother, who has run away from his abuse.
Eminent filmmaker and the chairman of the jury committee Shaji N Karun announced the selection of the country’s Oscar entry today in Kolkata.
Speaking about the selection, Shaji N Karun said, “In the centenary year of Satyajit Ray, it is rather poetic that we had the screening in Kolkata. Ray was the torch bearer of Indian content to the world and we will strive to select a film that epitomizes Indianness and its varied culture.”
Organized by Film Federation of India, this entire screening process was held at Bijoli Cinema. A panel of 15 judges had watched 14 films and shortlisted one that would represent India at the 94th Academy Awards.”
Films entered for Oscar Award:
- Shershaah (Hindi)
- Mandela (Tamil)
- Sherni (Hindi)
- Aata Vel Zaali (Marathi)
- Koozhangal (Tamil)
- Kaagaz (Hindi)
- Bridge (Assamese)
- Toofan (Hindi)
- Chhello Show (Gujrati)
- Godavari (Marathi)
- Sardar Udham (Hindi)
- Karkhanisanchi Waari (Marathi)
- Nayattu (Malayalam)
- Laila Aur Satt Geet (Gojri)
(Inputs from Pratyusha Mukherjee)