Highlights

  • Koozhangal (Pebbles) will represent India at the Oscars
  • Directed by PS Vinothraj, Koozhangal was picked from a list of 14 films
  • The Academy Awards for 2021 will be held on March 27, 2022

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In a unanimous decision, Tamil director PS Vinothraj’s Koozhangal (Pebbles) will represent India in the international feature film category at the 94th Academy Awards

Tamil drama 'Koozhangal' directed by PS Vinothraj, India's official entry for Oscars 2022 to be held on March 27 in Los Angeles.

The announcement was made on Saturday by Shaji N Karun, the chairperson of the 15-member selection committee. The decision was unanimous, said FFI Secretary General Supran Sen.

Koozhangal was picked from a list of 14 films including Amit Masurkar’s human-animal conflict drama Sherni, Shoojit Sircar’s biopic Sardar Udham, the Yogi Babu-led Tamil political satire Mandela, and Martin Prakkat’s Malayalam film Nayattu .

Koozhangal stars a host of newcomers and is produced by Vignesh Shivan and Nayanthara

Shivan shared the news of the film’s selection on Twitter.

The movie follows an alcoholic abusive husband who, after his long-suffering wife runs off, sets out with his young son to find her and bring her back.

Koozhangal had won the top honour, the Tiger Award for best film, at the 50th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), earlier this year

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