New Delhi: Tamil film ‘Koozhangal’ became India’s official entry for Oscars 2022. The film is produced by Nayanthara and Vignesh Shivan. The film will only be eligible for the award if it finds a place on the nomination list. The filmmaker announced the news in a tweet and wrote: “There’s a chance to hear this! “And the Oscars goes to…” Two steps away from a dream come true moment in our lives… Can’t be prouder, happier and content.”
Koozhangal was picked from a list of 14 films that were compiled by a 15-member jury for a screening process for selecting India’s entries. The list of the shortlisted films also included Sardar Udham, featuring Vicky Kaushal and Sherni, starring Vidya Balan, among others.
Koozhangal is directed by PS Vinothraj, is a story of a young boy and his equation with his violent and alcoholic father leads him on a quest to fetch back his mother. The film has been a winner of several awards at film festivals already.