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Vignesh Shivan hopes 'Pebbles' makes it to shortlist of Oscar finalists

The film has raised expectations, with a number of critics showering generous praise for it. The latest to praise 'Koozhangal' is Kirsten Kiwi Smith, the writer of 'Legally Blonde'.

Published: 21st December 2021 05:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st December 2021 05:03 PM   |  A+A-

Koozhangal

'Koozhangal' directed by filmmaker Vinothraj PS is India’s official entry for the 94th Academy Awards. (Poster | Twitter)

By IANS

CHENNAI: Vignesh Shivan, who along with actress Nayanthara, is the producer of 'Pebbles' - India's official entry to the Oscars - is hoping that his film will be able to end India's 20-year wait and manage to make it to the shortlist of 15 Oscar finalists.

Taking to Twitter, Vignesh Shivan said, "Hope 'Pebbles' enters the shortlist of fifteen finalists for the Best International Feature Film! After 'Lagaan', after almost 20 years an Indian film making it to the list will be a remarkable achievement! Director P S Vinothraj deserves it too!"

The Oscars are to be held in Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 27, 2022. The Oscar nominations will be announced on February 8, 2022.

The film, 'Pebbles' or 'Koozhangal' in Tamil, is based on a real-life story.

The film has raised expectations, with a number of critics showering generous praise for it. The latest to praise 'Koozhangal' is Kirsten Kiwi Smith, the writer of 'Legally Blonde', who called the film, 'a heartbreaking stunning gem'.
 



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