'Koozhangal' is India's official entry to the Oscars this year

NewsDesk    23-Oct-2021
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‘Koozhangal", The film was produced and presented by Nayanthara and Vignesh Shivan's Rowdy Pictures banner. Koozhangal won the prestigious Tiger Award at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam this year.The announcement was made today by Shaji N Karun, the chairperson of the 15-member selection committee. The committee is set up by the Film Federation of India to pick the movie that will best represent Indian cinema at the Oscars. The Academy Awards for 2021 will be held on March 27, 2022, in Los Angeles.Fourteen films were shortlisted for consideration this year. The realistic drama stars Chellapandi and Karuththadaiyaan in lead roles.'Koozhangal', which is based on the relationship between an alcoholic father and his son and follows their journey together to bring back the wife/mother who has gone off to her father’s house, is based on a real incident that took place in director Vinothraj’s family, inspiring him to spin it into a story for his debut film. Koozhangal is the first Tamil film to win the Tiger competition award.