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Gujarati film Chhello Show is India's official entry to Oscar 2023 Chhello Show
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Gujarati film Chhello Show is India's official entry to Oscar 2023

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 20 Sep 2022, 10:00 pm

Gujarati film, Chhello Show, which is titled Last Film Show in English, has been selected as India's official entry to the 95th Academy Awards.

The Film Federation of India made the announcement on Tuesday.

The film has been directed by Pan Nalin and it features Bhavin Rabari, Bhavesh Shrimali, Richa Meena, Dipen Raval, and Paresh Mehta in the main roles.

Chhello Show is a coming-of-age drama, with a 9-year-old boy as its central character and his love for cinema. The film shows how the boy, who lives in a remote village, enjoys a summer watching films from the projection booth.

The film's director Pan Nalin, tweeted on Tuesday: "OMG! What a night this going to be! Gratitude to Film Federation of India and thank you FFI jury members. Thank you for believing in Chhello Show. Now I can breathe again and believe in cinema that entertains, inspires and enlightens." He added the hashtag #Oscars to his tweet.
 

The 95th Oscars will be held on March 12, 2023 at Los Angeles' Dolly Theatre.

The film had its world premiere at Robert DeNiro’s Tribeca Film Festival.

It has won multiple awards across various international film festivals, including the Golden Spike at the 66th Valladolid Film Festival in Spain.

In a note to the media, Pan Nalin said, ”I could have never imagined such a day would come and bring light and celebration of light. Chhello Show has been enjoying love from around the world but there was an ache in my heart how do I make India discover it? Now I can breathe again and believe in cinema that entertains, inspires and enlightens! Thank you FFI, Thank you Jury."