Cannes 2022: 6 Indian Films To Screen At The Film Festival

That Cannes Film Festival 2022 is just around the corner and India is already causing a stir. For the uninitiated, India is the country of honor at the Cannes Film Market (Marché du Film) and several Bollywood stars will be gracing the red carpet from May 17th. Among the films to be screened at the Cannes Film Market is R Madhavan’s directorial debut, Rocketry: The Nambi Effect. And that’s just one of six titles from the country to be screened at the film festival.

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting announced the full list of Indian films that will be screened. Although these are not part of the official Cannes screening, they will be screened at the prestigious Marché du Film. What’s great about the lineup is that it puts local films and filmmakers in the spotlight.

Here are all the Indian films screened at the 75th Cannes Film Festival:

Cannes 2022: rocketry.

Rocket Science: The Nambi Effect directed by and starring R Madhavan will have its world premiere in Cannes 2022. It is a biopic drama that chronicles the journey of Indian aerospace engineer Nambi Narayanan who was falsely accused of espionage. The story is told in an interview by Shah Rukh Khan.

Godavari, a Marathi film directed by Nikhil Mahajan, will also be screened at the festival. It is followed by Nishikant Deshmukh, who lives in an old mansion. The summary states: “For generations, Nishi and his family have been rent collectors. They own a lot of property in the old town. While his grandfather Naropant suffers from dementia, his father Nilkanth has chosen to forget.”

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A newcomer is Dhuin, directed by Anchal Mishra. The film follows an aspiring actor, Pankaj, who makes a living by performing street plays for the local community. Pankaj’s goal is to earn enough to move to Mumbai in a month. However, the COVID-19 lockdown is affecting his plans.

Cannes 2022: Boomba.

Alpha Beta Gamma, directed by Shankar Srikumar, is another film set during the pandemic. It tells the story of three people – a woman looking to divorce her husband, soon-to-be ex-husband and wife’s boyfriend – locked in a house amid the COVID-19 lockdown.

Filmmaker Jayaraj’s Tree Full of Parrots will also be screened at the film festival. It follows an eight-year-old boy Poonjan who lives by the Backwaters and earns for his family – a drunk father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Boomba Ride, directed by Biswajeet Bora, is the sixth film to be screened at the Marché du Film. The film is a commentary on rampant corruption in India’s rural education system.

It was previously announced that Deepika Padukone will be part of the competition jury that will announce the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Celebrities walking the red carpet include Akshay Kumar, AR Rahman, Pooja Hegde, Hina Khan and more. The 2022 Cannes Film Festival will take place from May 17th to 28th.

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