Oscars 2024: 2018 Movie is Out of the Race! Jharkhand gang-rape documentary shortlisted!

Oscars 2024: 2018 Movie is Out of the Race! Jharkhand gang-rape documentary shortlisted! 

India’s official entry for the Oscars in the Best International Film category, “2018- Everyone is a Hero,” has been knocked out of the race. Directed by Jude Anthany Joseph, the survival drama flick was a huge commercial success. 2018 became the first Malayalam movie to enter the coveted Rs 200 club. The film was selected from among the 22 shortlisted films, including Gadar 2, The Kerala Story, and Vaalvi, among others, to represent India at the upcoming Oscars. Every year, the Film Federation of India forms an Oscar selection committee to select a film from diverse industries to represent India on the global stage.

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The director of the film, Jude Antony Joseph, shared a long emotional note on his social media account after the news was announced. He expressed his disappointment and apologized to all his well-wishers and supporters for disappointing them. However, he also acknowledged the rare achievement of being the highest-grossing film and the official Indian entry to the Oscars.

Expressing his gratitude and thanking the crew of 2018, he wrote, “I am grateful to God for choosing me for this extraordinary journey. My heartfelt thanks go to the producers, technicians, artists, and the audience for their tremendous support for our film. A special expression of gratitude to the Film Federation Of India, particularly Sir Ravi Kottarakkara, for their boundless support and love and for selecting our film as India’s official entry.”

Oscars 2024: 2018 Movie is Out of the Race! Jharkhand gang-rape documentary shortlisted! 

On the other hand, Jharkhand’s documentary ‘To Kill a Tiger,’ the latest film by Indo-Canadian filmmaker Nisha Pahuja, has been shortlisted for the 2024 Oscars in the Documentary Feature Film category. The documentary, which is set entirely in India, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in 2022 and won the Amplify Voices Award for Best Canadian Feature Film.

‘To Kill a Tiger’ is a harrowing story of a family in Jharkhand and their journey to bring the culprits in a sexual assault on a 13-year-old girl to justice. The documentary sheds light on the deeply rooted issues of gender inequality and sexual violence in India. It gives a voice to the survivors of sexual assault and brings their stories to the forefront, urging society to take action and create a safer environment for women and girls.

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