Jallikattu is a 2019 Indian Malayalam-language independent action film directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery with a screenplay by S. Hareesh and R. Jayakumar, based on the short story Maoist by Hareesh. The film stars Antony Varghese, Chemban Vinod Jose, Sabumon Abdusamad and Santhy Balachandran. The plot follows a bull that escapes from a slaughterhouse in a hilly remote village and the entire village men gathering to hunt down the animal.
Jallikattu premiered on 6 September 2019 at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival and received widespread critical acclaim. The film was showcased at the 24th Busan International Film Festival under the section ‘A Window on Asian Cinema’. It was released in home state Kerala on 4 October 2019. Lijo Jose Pellissery received Best Director trophy at the 50th International Film Festival of India. The film won the Best Sound and Best Editing awards at the 7th Aurangabad International Film Festival on 9 February 2020.