Vidya Balan’s Short Film Natkhat Enters The Race of Oscars 2021

Vidya Balan starrer short film Natkhat has now qualified for the Oscars 2021 race. Read on to know intriguing details about the same.

Mamta Raut

January 22, 2021

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Bollywood actor Vidya Balan’s short film Natkhat is one of the Indian films that are into the race for Oscars 2021 in the Best Short Film (Live Action) category. Along with playing the lead role of Sonu’s mother, Vidya Balan also debuted as a producer for this 33-minute long film. Helmed by Shaan Vyas, Natkhat premiered back in June 2020 at the Tribeca’s We Are One: A Global Film Festival. Natkhat also managed to garner the German Star of India Award at the Indian Festival Festival Stuttgart.

The news of the Oscars 2021 shortlisting was announced by the official RSVP Movies Twitter handle. The production house of the film wrote, “We made Natkhat to reach every corner of the earth and tell the world that change begins at home. Elated to be in the race for the Oscars 2021 short film category!”  Apart from Natkhat, several Indian films that revolve around eclectic issues have made their bids in the Oscar short films categories for the 2021 Academy Awards. The list includes Keith Gomas directed Shameless and Tushar Tyagi’s Saving Chintu in the live action category while Saurav Vishnu directed Tailing Pond has made its way in the documentary short subject category.

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While reacting to the new actor Vidya Balan told a leading daily, “After a year that has been turbulent, it feels great to have our film qualify for the Oscars. The film is incredibly close to me since it gave me a chance to play the dual roles of actor and producer”.

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The story of the film depicts the life of a rural mother (played by Vidya Balan) who is educating her young son about gender equality. When the mother notices her son leaning towards patriarchal normS just like the other grown-up men in his family, she tries to imbibe the lessons of gender equality by making him aware of the misogyny prevalent around them.

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