Whiplash to release in the Oscar week in India

  • IANS, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jan 22, 2015 16:59 IST

Director Damien Chazelle's Oscar-nominated drama film Whiplash will release in India Feb 20, ahead of the 87th Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

The film, which stars Miles Teller, JK Simmons and Paul Reiser has been nominated for five Oscars, including Best Motion Picture and Best Supporting Actor.

The story of the film revolves around Andrew (Teller), who enrols himself to a music conservatory to become a phenomenal musician and drummer. The school is run by Fletcher (Simmons) -- a gentleman who knows no boundaries to push his students to achieve greatness and uses extreme measures towards them to make them perform their ultimate best.

The film will be released in India by Pictureworks and distributed by PVR Pictures, said a statement.

Whiplash will hit the theatres ahead of the Oscar weekend.

The Academy Awards ceremony will be held in Los Angeles Feb 22, and it will be aired in India Feb 23 morning.

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