FWICE objects to The Last Show’s Oscars Entry


New Delhi: The Federation of West Indies Cinema Employees (FWICE) has expressed serious concern over the selection of The Chhello Show as India’s official Oscar winner after several people, including lovers of films like RRR and The Kashmir Files, expressed their displeasure. regarding the election. The union stated that Chhello Show is not even an Indian film and urged the Film Federation of India (FFI) to reconsider its decision.

Chhello Show, a Gujarati drama film released in English as Last Film Show, was directed by Pan Nalin. According to FWICE, India’s entry for Best International Feature Film at the 95th Academy Awards is ineligible because it is a foreign film.

FWICE chairman BN Tiwari told ETimes: “The film is not an Indian film and the selection process is not proper. There were so many Indian films like RRR and The Kashmir Files but the jury chose a foreign film bought by Siddharth Roy Kapur.

Also raising questions about the Film Federation of India (FFI) jury, BN Tiwari said, “We want re-election of films and dissolution of the current jury. Half of them have been there for years and most of them don’t watch the movie and the voting happens. If they send the ‘Last Movie Show’ it will reflect badly on India which is known to be the industry that produces the most movies. He also said that FWICE will write to Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur to voice his grievances.

Chhello Show is the story of a nine-year-old boy in Gujarat who falls in love with cinema for life. The story is set in Saurashtra, Gujarat and is said to be a semi-autobiographical film by Pan Nalin as he was also born and brought up in Saurashtra.

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