‘Jawan’ Director Atlee Faces Criticism Over Oscar Hopes

  • September 19, 2023 / 06:00 PM IST

Tamil director Atlee has been riding high on the success of his Bollywood debut film, “Jawan,” featuring Shah Rukh Khan, Nayanthara, and Vijay Sethupathi. The movie swiftly attained blockbuster status shortly after its release and continues to draw packed audiences.

Atlee recently shared his aspiration to submit “Jawan” for consideration at the prestigious Oscars during an interview, where he mentioned that many in the film industry aim for recognition at awards like the Golden Globes, Oscars, and National Awards.

However, this statement sparked intense reactions on social media, with widespread trolling and criticism. Critics argue that while “Jawan” undeniably brought audiences back to theaters and generated substantial revenue, it may not meet the criteria for Oscar or even National Film Awards. Some even humorously suggested the creation of a new category, perhaps “Copy Paste Movie of the Year,” for films like “Jawan.”

In light of the controversy, Atlee faces calls to focus on creating original content rather than harboring Oscar ambitions. While “Jawan” may have its merits, the debate surrounding its suitability for such prestigious awards continues to divide opinions within the film industry and among fans.

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