Chhello Show: Another remarkable honor has been bestowed upon Pan Nalin’s Oscar-nominated Last Film Show (Chhello Show), which has been invited to have its script included in the Oscar Library’s Core Collection.
The coming-of-age drama in Gujarati just made history by being the first Indian movie to be nominated for the Best International Feature Film honor at the 95th Academy Awards in 21 years.
In a letter to Monsoon Films, one of the Last Film Show producers along with Roy Kapur Films and Jugaad Motion Pictures, the Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences expressed interest in getting a copy of the film’s screenplay for their Core Collection.
The Margaret Herrick Library of the Oscar Academy is a well-known, non-circulating reference and study collection devoted to the background and growth of the motion picture as an artistic medium and a business. The library was founded in 1928 and is now situated in Beverly Hills, Hollywood. Students, academics, historians, and business executives utilize it all year long.
Director Pan Nalin expressed his delight at the addition by saying, “I have always believed in sharing what I make because there is nothing else I can give besides my love for movies and filmmaking. I have been to this incredible Oscar library where masterpieces are kept in its Core Collection, and I thoroughly loved my stay. I am overjoyed and thrilled that the Last Film Show script will now exist in the space between Lawrence of Arabia and Last Action Hero.
Pan Nalin’s screenplay for Last Film Show, which is set in Kathiawad, is partially based on his youth and his connection with Mohamadbhai, a former film projector operator at the neighborhood movie theatre. Keyu Shah created the Gujarati dialogue adaption. There are also impromptu storyboards and illustrations by Pan Nalin in the 80-page screenplay that was used on the set while the movie was being made.
Siddharth Roy Kapur, Dheer Momaya, and Pan Nalin produced the movie. & Roy Kapur Films in India and Samuel Goldwyn Films in the United States. The movie is being released in France by Orange Studios, while Shochiku Studios and Medusa are bringing it to theatres in Japan and Italy, respectively.