Chhello Show (or The Last Film Show in English) is India’s official entry to the 95th Academy Awards. Now, despite the makers rightfully using this as a marketing tool, this is a film that deserves to be seen without such overarching pressures. A personal, compelling film, Chhello Show is filmmaker Pan Nalin’s love letter to cinema.
Gujarati movie The Last Film Show orChhello Show is an innocent tale of love, rebellion, and passion – but all for cinema. Oh, and also, it is India’s official entry to the Oscars, if you are wondering.
Deemed to be semi-autobiographical, considering Pan Nalin himself was an avid cinema lover from the rural part of Gujarat, the movie follows Samay (Bhavin Rabari), a nine-year-old boy, whose love affair with cinema makes the crux of the movie.
Whether or not the movie will be able to hit a nerve amongst the masses is yet to be seen, but it definitely did create a niche of its own when it comes to coming-of-age dramas, but now have a look at how fans are reacting to the movie…