Kadu Pookkunna Neram by Dr Biju in the list of films considered for official Oscar entry from India
A Malayalam film also made its place in the list of movies which is considered for the selection of India’s official Oscar Entry this year. A committee headed by popular Film Maker Ketan Mehta will select the movie from the list of 32 Indian movies that has been chosen for consideration.
From Malayalam, there is only one film has been chosen to be a part of that list and it is Kadu Pookkunna Neram directed by Dr Biju. Kadu Pookkunna Neram will screen at Montreal International Film Festival at Canada as well. It will screen in the category named Focus on world, there.
Indrajith Sukumaran and Rima Kallingal had played the lead roles in this movie which has mostly shot inside the forest area. Most number of films are chosen to the list is from Marathi language. In 2014, Malayali female director Geethu Mohandas’s movie Liar’s Dice and in 2015, Marathi film court has been selected as India’s official Entry to Oscar Award. Mohanlal film Guru by Rajeev Anchal and Salim Kumar movie Adaminte Makan Abu by Salim Ahammad etc also got selection from Malayalam, years back.
Some years back, Dr Biju’s movie named Aakashathinte Niram was chosen to the list of movies considered for the academy awards. Kaadu Pookkunna Neram is produced by Sophia Paul under the banner of Weekend Blockbusters.