Cannes 2022: The list of Indian films to be screened at the festival has been released by the I&B Ministry

R. Madhavan. (Image credit: Twitter)

R. Madhavan. (Image credit: Twitter)

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Thursday announced that five feature films in various Indian languages ​​will be screened at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.

The screenings will not be part of the Cannes official line-up, but will be screened at the March du Films, also known as the Cannes Film Market, where India was declared the official ‘Country of Honor’ last week.

R Madhavan’s first biopic, Rocketry: The Namby Effect, based on the life of ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan, will be premiered worldwide on May 19 at the Palace des Festival.

In addition, Nikhil Mahajan’s Marathi feature will be screened at the Godavari Olympia Theater along with four other films, the ministry said in a press release.

The rest of the films are Alpha Beta Gamma (Hindi), Bomba Ride (Mishing), Dhuin (Hindi-Marathi) and Tree Full of Parrots (Malayalam).

Godavari, which tells the story of Nishikant Deshmukh and his family trying to cope with the deaths of two close relatives, won two awards at the 52nd edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa yesterday. Year.

Coming from Alpha Beta Gamma filmmaker Shankar Sreekumar, it follows the story of a woman and her almost ex-husband and her husband who are locked under a roof for 14 days during a corona virus-induced lockdown.

Bombay Ride is directed by Biswajeet Bora, who has been described as a vicious comic satire on corruption in India’s rural education system. The story revolves around a poor school with only one (unwilling) student, Bomba.

Achal Mishra, best known for his critically acclaimed 2019 film Gamak Ghar, has directed a duet about an actor who performs street plays for a local municipality and encounters both ends of his life.

Directed by Jayaraj, Tree Full of Parrots tells the story of Poonjan, an eight – year – old boy who makes a living by fishing in the backwaters. Grandfather.

Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur will lead the Indian delegation to Cannes.

Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar, musician AR Rahman, filmmaker Sekhar Kapoor and actress Pooja Hegde will be part of the Indian team on the red carpet on the opening day of the 75th Cannes Film Festival.

Delhi-based filmmaker Shaunak Sen’s documentary All That Breath, India’s only film representation at the main festival, will premiere in the ‘Special Screening’ segment in Gala.

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone is part of the eighth competition jury of the Cannes Film Festival, which also includes actor and filmmaker Rebecca Hall and Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi.

India has been recognized as a Honorary Country on the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of Independence, the 75th Anniversary of France-India Diplomatic Relations and the 75th Anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival.

The 2022 edition of the Cannes Film Festival ends on May 25.

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