India’s official Oscar entry ‘Chhello Show’ will stream on Netflix this week

It is set to have a special screening at the ongoing 53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa.

India's official Oscar entry 'Chhello Show' will stream on Netflix this week
Image credits: Chhello Show LLP, Monsoon Films

‘Chhello Show,’ India’s official entry to the 95th Academy Awards, will be available on Netflix in India from 25th November, 2o22.

The Gujarati language film, titled ‘Last Film Show’ in English, was released in Indian theatres on 14th October 2o22.

This weekend, it was named the winner of the Asian World Film Festival in Los Angeles.

 

Inspired by director Pan Nalin’s childhood, the film follows nine-year-old cinema lover Samay as he moves heaven and earth in pursuit of his 35mm dreams, unaware of the heartbreaking times that await him.

Nalin said he is delighted to collaborate with Netflix, which will help the film grab a wider audience. He said in a statement, “Last Film Show is a celebration of films, food, friends, and family, and now audiences across India can do that from their homes while watching it. As a filmmaker, I dream that the movie reaches the maximum number of people, and now, thanks to Netflix, the Last Film Show is just a click away.”

The director also stated that he traveled to Cannes alongside the movie’s producer, Dheer Momaya, to raise money for Chhello Show in 2019.

The film has been on the festival circuit for over a year, since its debut in June 2021 at the Tribeca Film Festival. It will soon see a commercial release in the U.S. which could help with its visibility while campaigning for a nomination in the best international feature category.

Producer Siddharth Roy Kapur of Roy Kapur Films said, “The team is thrilled Chhello Show has found its home at Netflix India. The film will also be available to watch with Hindi dubbing on the streamer. We are sure that the magic and beauty of Nalin’s cinematic creation will enrapture Netflix audiences in India, just as it has with theatrical audiences in India and around the world.”

“I’m elated that our film will be available on Netflix India. They have a highly engaged subscriber base in India, and it will be great for families to enjoy this film from the comfort of their home during the year-end holiday season,” added producer Dheer Momaya, Jugaad Motion Pictures.

Chhello Show has been nominated and screened at esteemed film festivals like Tribeca and Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema.

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