Director wrote this
On Sunday, ‘Chhelo Show’ director Paan wrote on Twitter, ‘Copyed? Homage? Inspiration? Original? Find yourself in cinemas near you on 14.10.2022. Power to the people, let them decide.’ The film is set to release in India on October 14, after acquiring Roy Kapur Films. It has already premiered and has been appreciated at many film festivals across the world, but is yet to release across India.
‘Chhelo Show’ not an Indian film?
Earlier, the Film Federation of India (FFI), which selects India’s official Oscar film, defended ‘Chello Show’, saying it was the best-performing film at the Academy Awards next year. On Friday, the Federation of West India Cine Employees (FWICE) criticized the show Chhelo, saying it was “not an Indian film” and was a copy of Cinema Paradiso. In the midst of such a controversy, a letter has also been written to Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur.
Film not copy- TP Aggarwal
In response, FFI President TP Agarwal told The Indian Express, “I can’t say anything about it, I don’t believe it.” On claims of Cinema Paradiso being a copy, the chairman said, “No, I had asked the jury members, they have seen the picture many times and they said it is not there.” There is not even a single scene in the film. It may be inspired by that, but it is not imitation.
About Chhelo Show
‘Chhelo Show’ is a coming-of-age drama, starring Bhavin Rabari. The film is based on a young boy. It released at the ‘Tribeca Film Festival’ last year and was screened at many more festivals across the world.
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