Asuran, Soorarai Pottu to be screened at 78th Golden Globe Awards

The Foreign film list for 78th Golden Globes awards includes Dhanush's 2019 super-hit Asuran and Suriya's OTT hit Soorarai Pottu
Asuran, Soorarai Pottu to be screened at 78th Golden Globe Awards
Eversince Dhanush starrer, award winning film-maker Vetrimaaran's 'Asuran' was released, the movie has been receiving accolades and going places. The latest news about the film is that the movie will be screened at the Golden Globe Awards 2021.

It was only recently revealed that Dhanush’s Asuran will be screened at Indian Panaroma section of International Film Festival of India. Released in 2019, 'Asuran' was one of the biggest Tamil hits of the year, which was lauded by the critics and won four National Film Awards among many others. The movie is based on the Tamil novel Vekkai by writer Poomani.

'Asuran' joins Suriya’s recent hit 'Soorarai Pottru', which released during the lockdown period directly on Amazon Prime. Directed by Sudha Kongara, the film based on the life of Captain Gopinath and was lauded for its heart-wrenching narration and Suriya's performance.

Malayalam film 'Jallikattu' by Lijo Jose Pellissery will also be screened at the event. Other Indian films include Prateek Vats’s 'Eeb Allay Ooo!', Shyam Madiraju’s 'Harami', Om Raut’s 'Tanhaji', Chaitanya Tamhane’s 'The Disciple', Anurag Basu’s 'Ludo', Kislay’s 'Just Like That' and Bijukumar Damodaran’s 'Trees Under the Sun'.

List of films that will be screened for Golden Globe Awards 2021:

  • Soorarai Pottru
  • Asuran
  • Jallikattu
  • Tanhaji
  • The Disciple
  • Ludo
  • Eeb Allay Ooo!
  • Harami
  • Just Like That
  • Trees Under the Sun
For a foreign language films must have been released in their country of origin during the prior 15-month period, from October 1 to December 31 before the awards to quqlify for screening. However, this year, due to COVID-19 pandemic, several changes were made to the qualification rules.

To be eligible this year a foreign language film had to be commercially released in any country (not limited to the country of origin) and on any format, including theatrical, TV, VOD, streaming platforms and DVD. Qualifying release dates this year must fall within October 1, 2019 and February 28, 2021.

This year an unprecedented 139 Foreign Language Films were eligible for Golden Globe consideration from 77 countries (of which 37 directed or co-directed by women). Different from the Academy Awards rules, the HFPA does not limit submissions to one per country – multiple submissions from any country are allowed as long as the films follow the qualification requirements.

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