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Updated December 22nd, 2023 at 10:25 IST

Oscars: Indian docu-film To Kill A Tiger makers react to being shortlisted, say, 'Pinching myself'

To Kill A Tiger follows the emotional journey of a father seeking justice for his daughter after a tragic gang-rape incident.

Reported by: Republic Entertainment Desk
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To Kill A Tiger poster | Image:To Kill A Tiger/Instagram
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Indian documentary To Kill A Tiger secured a nomination under the Best Documentary Feature category at the 96th Academy Awards. Directed by Toronto-based filmmaker Nisha Pahuja, the documentary titled To Kill A Tiger explores the harrowing Jharkhand gangrape case, shedding light on the crime and its aftermath. Recently, the makers of the docu-film reacted to it.

To Kill A Tiger team express happiness

The documentary's director Nisha Pahuja took to her Instagram and wrote, "Unbelievable. Pinching myself!!! We are thrilled to share that TO KILL A TIGER has made the Oscar shortlist. We’re honoured to be included alongside 14 other incredible films. Thank you all for supporting this leg of our journey. But mostly, we thank Ranjit, Kiran and Jaganti for sharing their lives and their journey to justice with the world. #StandWithHer"

Anjali Kumar penned, "OK so I DEFINITELY didn’t have being shortlisted for an Oscar on my 2023 Bingo card but LFG!!! We are thrilled to share that TO KILL A TIGER has made the Oscar shortlist. We’re honoured to be included alongside 14 other incredible films. Thank you all for supporting this leg of our journey. But mostly, we thank Ranjit, Kiran and Jaganti for sharing their lives and their journey to justice with the world. I’m not crying YOU’RE CRYING!!! Congrats to @nishappics and the incredible team behind this beautiful film! #StandWithHer."

To Kill A Tiger secures an Oscar nomination

The documentary To Kill A Tiger follows the emotional journey of a father seeking justice for his daughter after the tragic incident. The docu-film brings attention to the profound social impact of the crime, resonating with audiences and Oscar voters alike. The documentary's official synopsis emphasises the ordinary man's extraordinary battle for justice, promising a narrative that will reverberate for years.

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Director Nisha Pahuja expressed her gratitude for the recognition, sharing the exciting news on her Instagram stories. The film's team, including members Anjali Kumar and Niraj Bhatia, celebrated the unexpected achievement on social media, expressing joy and appreciation for the film's inclusion in the Oscar shortlist.

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Published December 22nd, 2023 at 10:25 IST

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