The Indian film RRR, directed by S.S.Rajamouli, has been receiving international fame for quite some time. Many assumed it would be India’s official entry for the Oscars. However, this did not happen in reality. The news that RRR film is not selected for an Oscars shook the internet and media.
According to news reports, Gujarati film Chhello Show has been chosen as India’s submission to the Oscars this year for the Best International Feature Film category. This announcement surprised many of the supporters who were hoping RRR would bring the Academy Award to India.
The film RRR was released in March of this year and received a worldwide success. The story revolved on two Indian freedom fighters, Alluri Sitarama Raju (Ram Charan) and Komaram Bheem (Jr NTR). The film grossed about Rs 1200 crore at the box office worldwide.
Gujarati Film Chhello Show
The Gujarati film Chhello Show has been chosen as India’s submission to the Oscars this year for the Best International Feature Film category.
Soon after this announcement from Film Federation of India, RRR fans get disappointed and took social media to express their anger. While few expected The Kashmiri Files and Gangubai Kathiawadi to compete for the top cinema prizes other than RRR.
Netizens Outraged for RRR not selected for Oscars
Netizens are angry that SS Rajamouli’s RRR is not India’s official submission for the 95th Academy Awards. Many fans who expected India’s Oscar nominations for 2023 to be led by the Ram Charan and Jr. NTR movie are now enraged and dissatisfied with the Film Federation of India.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 20, 2022
Ridiculous decision to send #ChhelloShow as the Indian entry for the Oscars. It is a self-indulgent movie that played to an empty cinema when I saw it at a festival. #RRRMovie and #JrNTR have generated so much buzz globally, and stood a real chance. 😡#RRRForOscars
— Asjad Nazir (@asjadnazir) September 20, 2022