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Chhello Show makes it to Oscars 2023: Vivek Agnihotri ignores trolling for The Kashmir Files, congratulates India’s official entry

Both RRR and The Kashmir Files have been trolled on Twitter ever since Chhello Show was nominated for the 95th Academy Awards.

Chhello Show makes it to Oscars 2023: Vivek Agnihotri ignores trolling for The Kashmir Files, congratulates India’s official entry
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  • Shaheen Irani

Last Updated: 03.09 PM, Sep 20, 2022

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Ever since Chhello Show aka Last Film Show has been announced as India’s official entry to Oscars, netizens have pointed out that neither RRR nor The Kashmir Files made it to the Academy. They have gone to the extent of trolling the other two films, while sharing the news that the 2021 Gujarati film is the official entry for Oscars. In such a scenario, The Kashmir Files director Vivek Agnihotri himself took to Twitter to congratulate Chhello Show, while avoiding all the trolling.

Vivek took to Twitter and congratulated Chhello Show’s entire team for the win. He then added his thanks for the well wishers and media who were rooting for The Kashmir Files for Oscars 2023.

See his tweet here:

RRR and The Kashmir Files had been ruling the Indian Box Office in 2022. While RRR is the second-highest grossing film after KGF: Chapter 2, The Kashmir Files is the highest grossing Hindi film of the year. Its record was only recently beaten by Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt’s Brahmastra Part One: Shiva.

Directed by Pan Nalin, Chhello Show has been nominated under the Best International Feature Film category of the 95th Academy Awards. The filmmaker is known for helming movies like Samsara, Valley of Flowers, Angry Indian Goddesses and Ayurveda: Art of Being.

Last Film Show (Chhello Show) is a part-autobiographical drama that captures the charm of the western region of Gujarat while paying homage to the cinema of the past. It is a reminder of childhood innocence and the universal magic of films.

The star cast includes Bhavin Rabari, Vikas Bata, Richa Meena, Bhavesh Shrimali, Dipen Raval and Rahul Koli. The story is set against the backdrop of cinemas witnessing a massive transition from celluloid to digital, where hundreds of single-screen cinemas, either stand dilapidated or have disappeared altogether.

The coming-of-age drama will release in theatres in Gujarat and on select screens across India on 14th October 2022. Samuel Goldwyn Films and Orange Studio serve as international distributors for the U.S. and European markets, respectively. Meanwhile, legendary Shochiku Studios serves as the Japanese distributor, while the esteemed Medusa will bring Last Film Show (Chhello Show) to Italian cinemas.

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