And The Oskar Goes To reminded me of my ‘Passenger’ days: Ranjith Sankar
Tovino Thomas’ new film ‘And The Oskar Goes To’ (ATOGT) was released last Friday (June 21) and has opened to good response from the audience. Critic reviews have all been largely positive with special mention for lead actor Tovino’s performance. The movie directed by award-winning filmmaker Salim Ahamed tells the story of a film taking its director to the Oscars.
‘ATOGT’ is instantly relatable to the all those who have a passion for cinema. It follows the life of an aspiring filmmaker and his struggle of to take his movie to the Academy Awards. Director Salim Ahamed scripted the movie partly based on his own experiences and some other real life filmmakers.
In a note written in his official social media handle, director Ranjith Sankar has mentioned that the movie reminded him of his own struggle before he made his directorial with ‘Passenger’ back in 2009. He has written,
And The Oscar Goes To reminded me of my passenger days and much much more.
Congrats Salim Ahamed and team!
Unlike Salim Ahamed’s earlier films, ‘ATOGT’ has a more commercial touch to it, major credits of which should go to its charming lead actor, Tovino Thomas. His character Isaak Ebrahem is someone who doesn’t show his emotions openly, so Tovino expertly maintains a powerful restraint throughout. The movie also has a good set of supporting actors like Siddique, Anu Sithara, Maala Parvathy, Lal, Sreenivasan, Salim Kumar, Zarina Wahab and Appani Sarath.
With the support of word of mouth, ‘ATOGT’ is expected to continue its good run in the coming weeks as well. It is a film that will inspire, entertain and even move you at times. It’s highly recommended for all those who wish to pursue their filmmaking dreams.