RRR, which was supposedly going to be nominated for the Oscars 2023, making India’s official entry to the Academy Awards, has been disregarded by the Film Federation of India. Instead, they picked up the Gujrati film Chhellow Show.
The US Distributor of the film RRR, Dylan Marchetti, has requested the Academy to consider the film for all categories.
He further told Variety that he will be launching a full campaign for the film and will call upon 10,000 members of the Academy to vote for RRR in all categories.
Will submit RRR under the following categories: Best Picture, Original Screenplay, Lead Actor, Supporting Actors, Original Song, Cinematography, and Original score.
While talking to Variety, Marchetti said: “Over the last six months, we have seen the joy that SS Rajmouli’s RRR has brought to global audiences. We have seen the film gross over INR 140 million worldwide to become one of the highest-grossing films of all time and the first film in history to trend globally on Netflix for over 14 weeks.”
“We have seen the film fill up theatres with cheering audiences months after its initial release, including the historic TCL Chinese IMAX theatre in Hollywood, where it will play next Friday to an audience that sold out one of the largest theatres in the country in just 15 minutes, added Dylan.”
He said: “Most importantly, we have heard fans from around the world tell us that they believe this is one of the best films of the year from any nation. We agree. We proudly invite the Academy to consider RRR in all categories, reports PinkVilla.”