Parasite’s iconic victory at the Oscars 2020 has left the world happy. While cinema goers across the globe are celebrating, Bollywood is not behind. While Ashwini Iyer Tiwari, Sidharth Malhotra and Hansal Mehta have all praised the film, Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas believes the big win for Bong Joon-ho’s Korean film Parasite.
According to Priyanka, the win signals the fact that it is time for wider representation in Hollywood, beyond the cinema that only the US makes.
“It’s the time of representation. As people and as entertainers. Our craft has the power to transcend borders and languages, and tonight ‘Parasite’ demonstrates exactly that. Congratulations to the entire film for shattering the glass ceiling and making history as the first non-English film to win Best Picture,” she wrote on her Instagram page.
Congratulating the team of the South Korean film for their big win at the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony, she wrote: “Wow! It’s so emotional to see an international film like ‘Parasite’, in Korean with English subtitles, not only receive such a warm embrace from audience around the world but also this kind of recognition from one of the most prestigious film academies in the world.”
Priyanka also tweeted her congratulation: “Congratulations, @ParasiteMovie #Oscars.”
Panga director Ashwini Iyer Tiwari on his Twitter feed wrote, “The world of storytelling is evolving literally so and it’s for us to see. There is hope that no matter who you are or where you come from no dream is unachievable, we just have to keep living and breathing it every day. #Parasite #Oscar2020 #ilovemovies #Moviegoals #Oscars”
Hansal Mehta wrote, “Wow. Parasite! Loved Joaquin Phoenix in Joker but my favorite performance this year was Adam Driver in Marriage Story. He will win later for a much lesser performance.”
Filmmaker Milap Milan Zaveri had a funny response as he wrote, “Chalo Parasite dekhne.” To which actor Sidharth Malhotra replied, “It’s superb ! Must watch bro.”
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 10, 2020
The world of storytelling is evolving literally so and it’s for us to see. There is hope that no matter who you are or where you come from no dream is unachievable, we just have to keep living and breathing it everyday. #Parasite #Oscar2020 #ilovemovies #Moviegoals #Oscars pic.twitter.com/Rq9wWQhLYK
— Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari (@Ashwinyiyer) February 10, 2020
Chalo Parasite dekhne
— Milap (@zmilap) February 10, 2020
It’s superb ! Must watch bro https://t.co/KH75gKFPrK
— Sidharth Malhotra (@SidMalhotra) February 10, 2020
Loved Joaquin Phoenix in Joker but my favorite performance this year was Adam Driver in Marriage Story. He will win later for a much lesser performance.
— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) February 10, 2020
The film created history at the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony by winning four out of the six categories it was nominated in. These are: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Foreign FIlm.
At the gala on Sunday night, director Bong Joon-ho took to the stage along with his entire cast and crew as the audience gave them a standing ovation.
The Korean drama is the first non-English film to win the Best Film award at the Oscars.The film upset Hollywood favourites such as “1917”, “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”, “Joker”, “Jojo Rabbit” and “The Irishman” in the category.
Bong Joon-ho’s film is a black comedy thriller about the members of a poor family who scheme to become employed at a super-rich home by infiltrating the household one by one and posing as highly qualified employees who have no relation with each other.