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Upcoming film And The Oskar Goes To follows the struggles of an independent filmmaker, played by Tovino Thomas. The trailer of the film that was released on Sunday shows how Tovinos character grapples with financial challenges to achieve his artistic goal.
A film showing the struggles of an aspiring filmmaker is not something unheard of. But director-writer Salim Ahamed takes the audience into an unfamiliar territory filled with various obstacles. And The Oskar Goes To is a film about the hardship faced by cash-strapped independent filmmakers who take their film to the Academy Awards.
The film is said to be based on Salim Ahameds tryst with the Oscars when his debut film Adaminte Makan Abu was sent to Academy Awards as the official contender for Best Foreign Film from India. The film, however, did not get nominated for the coveted recognition.
Actor Salim Kumar has also played a role in the film. Judging from the trailer, the protagonist makes the film based on Salims life. It is no coincidence as the directors first film Adaminte Makan Abu also had Salim Kumar in the lead role.
Geetu Mohandas on Sunday recalled the challenges she faced when she had a real shot at winning the Oscar. “The title brought back fond memories and struggles, IRead More – Source