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Oscar-shortlisted film Last Film Show to be a part of the Oscar Library’s Core Collection

Chhello Show has become the first Indian film in 21 years to be shortlisted for the Best International Feature Film award at the 95th Academy Awards.

Oscar-shortlisted film Last Film Show to be a part of the Oscar Library’s Core Collection
Chhello Show
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Last Updated: 04.03 AM, Jan 13, 2023

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Another remarkable honour has been bestowed upon Pan Nalin's Oscar-shortlisted Last Film Show (Chhello Show), which has been invited to have its script included in the Oscar Library's Core Collection. The coming-of-age drama in Gujarati just made history by being the first Indian movie to be shortlisted for the Best International Feature Film honour at the 95th Academy Awards in 21 years.

In a letter to Monsoon Films, one of the Last Film Show producers along with Roy Kapur Films and Jugaad Motion Pictures, the Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences expressed interest in getting a copy of the film's screenplay for their Core Collection.

The Margaret Herrick Library of the Oscar Academy is a well-known reference and study collection that does not circulate. It is all about the history and growth of the movie business and art form. The library was founded in 1928 and is now situated in Beverly Hills, Hollywood. Students, academics, historians, and business executives utilise it all year long.

Director Pan Nalin expressed his delight at the inclusion, saying that he has always believed in giving what he does out because all he has to offer is his passion for movies and filmmaking. The director has been to this beautiful Oscar library. In the Core Collection, which is being kept safe, are the masterworks. Nalin is overjoyed and thrilled that the Last Film Show script will now exist in between the Last Action Hero and Lawrence of Arabia scripts.

Pan Nalin's screenplay for Last Film Show, which is set in Kathiawad, is partially based on his youth and his connection with Mohamadbhai, a former film projector operator at the neighbourhood movie theatre. Keyu Shah created the Gujarati dialogue adaptation. Pan Nalin's unplanned storyboards and sketches were also included in the 80-page script that was used on location while filming.

The movie is produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur, Dheer Momaya, and Pan Nalin, and it is distributed by Roy Kapur Films in India and Samuel Goldwyn Films in the US. The movie is being released in France by Orange Studios, while Shochiku Studios and Medusa are bringing it to theatres in Japan and Italy, respectively.

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