Tovino Thomas starrer And the Oskar Goes To has premiered at the Alberta Film Festival in Canada and won critical acclaim and four awards – Best Actor, Best Film, Best Supporting Actor (Female) and Best Director. The film is directed by Salim Ahamed, who’s made multiple award winning films like Adaminte Makan Abu and Pathemari before.
Happy over the good response, Tovino posted on his social media page: “Another wish come true! When someone aspires to be an actor, receiving awards is naturally a part of that dream. But even in those private dreamy moments, I didn't imagine myself taking home an international award! Salim Ahamed’s And The Oskar Goes To wins multiple awards at the Alberta Film Festival 2019 - Canada, honouring me with the Best Actor title. This goes beyond imagination! Truly honoured and thankful. Can't thank Salimkka enough for entrusting me with this role - it has realised much more than a dream for me. The film has also won the Best Film, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor (Female) awards. Congrats to all the winners and everyone who was part of the film. Feeling really proud of Malayalam cinema going places and to be a part of it.”
Tovino is seen as a struggling film director in And The Oskar Goes To. His character in it is named Issak Ebrahem. Veteran actor Sreenivasan plays the role of Aravindan in the film.
Anu Sithara shares screen space with Tovino Thomas in this entertainer. The film has a very talented technical crew with Bijibal roped in to score the music, Madhu Ambat for cinematography and the Oscar winning sound engineer Resul Pookutty for sound mixing and designing. A major portion of the film was shot in the US and Canada.
The film is expected to release in theatres on June 21.
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