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The trio of Indian films actively competing in the Oscar shorts category

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The 2021 Academy Awards are bidding to snatch the Oscars in three Indian shorts categories featuring circuit themes.

The Life Action Short category aims to include Keith Gomez’s “Shameless” and Tushar Tyagi’s “Saving Chintu” and Sourav Vishnu’s “Telling Pond” in the documentary short subject section.

All three films boast of Bollywood or Hollywood pedigrees.

“Shameless” star Sayani Gupta (Emmy-nominated Amazon series “Four More Shots Please”) and writer and actor Hussein Dalal (“Sitara”). Sound design Oscar-winning Resul Pukutir (“Slumdog Millionaire”). Shabina Khan (“Lakshmi”) is presenting the film with producer Ashley Gomez, Sandeep Kamal and co-producer Girish Bobby Talwar.

Keith Gomes has a few shorts to his credit, including the award-winning “Dive”. He co-wrote and co-directed Bollywood royalty Salman Khan starrer “Kick”.

In “Shameless,” a hard-working home software engineer is trapped by a delivery girl and raises questions about rights, humanity and compassion for immigrants. Gomez was told, “The idea is to work from a global and relevant, whole lockdown and home culture today. Different. “Conversations and hugs have become likes and emojis, while being kind has become a work of greatness. In the eyes of an Indian, ‘shameless’ is a reminder to find that connection and to be kind to every person or entity. “

There are also a number of shorts on the back of Tushar Tayagi, including the award-winning “Rose” and “Rose”. His “Saving Chintu” is starring Adil Hussain (“Star Trek: Discovery”), he co-produced Shakit Batra (“Kapur & Sons”) with R Tika Jaiswal. The cast also includes Sachin Bhatt (“Magnum PI”), Edward Sonenblick (Emmy-nominated Amazon series “Inside Edge”) and Dipanita Sharma (“War”).

In “Saving Chintu”, an American-Indian gay couple travels to India to adopt a child living with HIV in an orphanage, and the cultural challenges the country presents. “I chose this because I wanted to focus on the parental focus; It’s pure unconditional love, ”Tyagi said Different. “How can the sexuality of potential parents assure them if they are going to be good parents or not? When it comes to Indian law, my mind wanders, how can a potential parent directly guarantee that they can be good parents and not a gay couple? ”

“Tailing Pond,” directed and directed by newborn Sourav Vishnu, is described by Cynthia Nixon, who is back on the news of being late due to the “Sex and the City” revival, and “just like that.”

A revelation of India’s nuclear program, “Tailing Pond” investigates the dire effects of uranium extraction on the health of the indigenous people of Jadugoda in eastern India. These are particularly deadly for young children, many of whom are dying of illness due to radioactive waste contamination.

The ‘Tailing Pond’ was created with the aim of “bringing immediate social change and justice to the tribal people of Jalgora”, Vishnu said. Different.

India has twice been nominated for the Live Action Short category for Ismail Merchant’s “Creation of Women” (1961) and Ashwin Kumar’s “The Little Terrorist” (2005) and once for Bidhu Binod Chopra’s “A Documentary Short Encounter with Encounters”. Faces ”(1979). India-set period of Raika Jehtabchi. The sentence is over. ”The documentary short story won an Oscar in 2019.

Oscar shortlists will be announced on February 9th.

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