Deepa Mehta’s second film ‘Funny Boy’ to be screened at Oscars after ‘Jal’


Filmmaker Deepa Mehta.

Growing up in New Delhi and living in Toronto, Deepa Mehta believes that ‘Funny Boy’ creates hope in a divided world. The film will be released on December 10 in theaters in selected cities and on Netflix.

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  • Latest version:October 30, 2020, 5:40 pm IST

Los Angeles. Renowned actress Deepa Mehta’s upcoming feature film ‘Funny Boy’ will represent Canada at the 93rd Oscar Awards (Academy Awards) under the Best International Film category.

A film by Deepa Mehta has entered the competition for the second time. Earlier, Deepa Mehta’s film ‘Jal’ was nominated for an Oscar in the International Feature Film category in 2007.

The film ‘Funny Boy’ is based on the 1994 novel by Shyam Selvadurai of the same name. The film tells the story of a young man’s experience in the 70’s and 80’s between the Tamil and Sinhalese conflicts in Sri Lanka.

Confidence in liking ‘Funny Boy’ like ‘Water’“We hope that the members of Deepa Mehta’s ‘Funny Boy’ academy are the same,” said Christa Dickerson, executive director of Telefilm Canada, which chairs the Canadian selection committee to decide on the country’s entry into the Oscars. Will love the way his brilliant film ‘Water’ was liked in 2007.

The screenplay was written by Deepa Mehta and Shyam Selvadurai
Growing up in New Delhi and living in Toronto, Mehta believes that ‘Funny Boy’ creates hope in a divided world. He thanked her for nominating ‘Funny Boy’ for the Oscars. The script of this film is written by Deepa Mehta and Shyam Selvadurai.

Earlier this month, it was announced that Hollywood filmmaker Ava Duvernage has purchased the rights to ‘Array Releasing’ ‘Funny Boy’ and will be released in theaters on December 10 and selected cities on Netflix.

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