Jallikattu by Lijo Jose Pellissery is not the conventional cinema made for sheer entertainment. It tries to touch upon how man can turn into a beast in certain situations. When regional language films were fuming at the apathy shown towards them in National awards selections or when sending entries for international awards, the news of Jallikattu's selection for India's official entry for the Oscars have come as a huge solace and a sense of pride for the industry. It was in 2011 that a Malayalam movie Adaminte Makan Abu had been sent to the Oscars. Now, colleagues of Lijo Jose are celebrating this and congratulating the entire Jallikattu team. Celebs like Prithviraj, Aju Varghese, etc have wished the team.