Mohanlal’s ‘Marakkar’ and Suriya’s ‘Jai Bhim’ qualify in the Oscar nomination list

Helmed by Priyadarshan, Mohanlal starring ‘Marakkar- Arabikkadalinte Simham’ enters the first round of Oscar nominations. Marakkar has been shortlisted for the Best Feature Film category in India for the Global Community Oscar Awards. Along with the Marakkar, the Tamil movie ‘Jai Bhim’ starring Suriya also entered the list in the recent announcement. 

With this, the two movies- ‘Marakkar’ and ‘Jai Bhim’ became two movies from last year that are taking Indian cinema on the global map now. The movie- ‘Marakkar-Lion of Arabian Sea’ had earlier won the National Award for Best Feature Film, Special Effects, and Costume Design. And for the movie, ‘Jai Bhim’, it is the second time that the movie received international forum appreciation after ‘Scene at The Academy’ decided to feature a clip from the film on its official YouTube handle the other day. 

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‘Marakkar’ is a big-budget movie in the Malayalam film industry. The budget is Rs 100 crore and is produced by Anthony Perumbavoor’s Ashirwad Cinemas along with Santosh T Kuruvila’s Moonlight Entertainment, and Confident Group. Ani Ivy Sasi, son of renowned director Ivy Sasi, also co-wrote the script with Priyadarshan. The period drama war film has taken a few references from history but mostly depends on the writer and the director’s imagination of the story. 

Suriya’s Jai Bhim tells the story of a landmark legal battle led by Sengani (based on Parvathi) and lawyer Chandru, when her husband Rajakannu, who belongs to the Irular tribe, is framed by the police in a false case. Rajakannu passed away in 1993 due to police brutality during the case.

Meanwhile, The Academy released the list of 276 films that have qualified for the Oscars this year. The final nomination list of the films chosen to compete this year will be released soon. The Oscar Awards 2022 will be aired live on the ABC channel on March 27 from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.