The film won multiple awards in international film festivals.
The Film Federation of India (FFI) has chosen Pan Nalin’s semi-autobiographical Gujarati drama Chhello Show (Last Film Show) as India’s official entry for the 95th Academy Awards in the Best International Feature Film Category. The announcement was made by FFI Secretary-General Suparn Sen on Tuesday after deliberations by the jury, headed by Kannada director T.S. Nagabharana.
A reminder of childhood innocence, the coming-of-age story of a young boy living in a village in Saurashtra celebrates the magic of the movies. Starring Bhavin Rabari, Vikas Bata, Richa Meena, Bhavesh Shrimali, Dipen Raval, and Rahul Koli, the story is set against the backdrop of cinemas in India witnessing a massive transition from celluloid to digital. Chhello Show had its world premiere as the opening film at the Tribeca Film Festival and has won multiple awards.