Tamil film Koozhangal (Pebbles) is India's official entry to Oscars 2022. The film was produced and presented by Nayanthara and Vignesh Shivan's Rowdy Pictures banner. Producer Vignesh Shivan took to social media to share the happy news with everyone. Koozhangal won the prestigious Tiger Award at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam this year. The film, directed by PS Vinothraj, showcases the story of a young boy and how his equation with his violent and alcoholic father leads him on a quest to fetch back his mother. The film has been a winner of several awards at film festivals already. The filmmaker announced the news in a tweet.
There’s a chance to hear this!— Vignesh Shivan (@VigneshShivN) October 23, 2021
“And the Oscars goes to …. “
Two steps away from a dream come true moment in our lives ….#Pebbles #Nayanthara @PsVinothraj @thisisysr @AmudhavanKar @Rowdy_Pictures
Can’t be prouder , happier & contentpic.twitter.com/NKteru9CyI
Koozhangal was picked from a list of 14 films that were compiled by a 15-member jury for a screening process for selecting India's entries. The list of the shortlisted films also included Sardar Udham, featuring Vicky Kaushal and Sherni, starring Vidya Balan, among others.The 94rd Academy Awards will be carried out in-person at Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre on March on March 24, 2022.