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Indian films Rocketry The Nambi Effect, Godavari and All That Anthes will be shown at Cannes 2022

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

These shows are not part of the official Cannes lineup and will be shown at Marche ‘Du Films, also called the Cannes Film Market, where India was announced as the official ‘Honorary Nation’ last week.

Directorial debut R Madhavan Missiles: The Nambe Effecta biographical drama inspired by the life of Nambi Narayanan, an ISRO scientist falsely accused of espionage, will premiere at the Palais des Festivals on May 19.

Besides, a Marathi film by Nikhil Mahajan will be shown during the festival along with four other films at Olympia Theatre, the ministry said in a press release.

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

Godavari, who follows the story of an angry man named Nishikant Deshmukh and his family trying to cope with the deaths of two close relatives, won two awards at the 52nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa last year.

Alpha Beta Gamma comes from director Shankar Srikumar and follows the story of a woman, her nearly ex-husband, and her husband who was about to be confined under one roof for 14 days during the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

Boomba Ride is directed by Biswajeet Bora and is described as a caustic satire of corruption in India’s rural education system. The story revolves around a poor school where there is only one (unwilling) pupil, Pumbaa.

Akhal Mishra, best known for the critically acclaimed 2019 film Jamak Ghar, directed Dwayne, which is about an aspiring actor who makes a living by doing street plays for the local municipality.

Tree Full of Parrots, directed by Jayaraj, features the story of an eight-year-old boy, Poonjan, who makes a living by doing small jobs like backwater fishing and taking care of his family consisting of a drunk father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Union Minister for Media and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur is to lead a delegation from India to Cannes.

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, music maestro AR Rahman, director Shekhar Kapoor, and actress Pooja Hegde are among the film characters. Walking on the red carpet On the opening day of the 75th Cannes Film Festival as part of the Indian Troupe.

Delhi-based director Chunak Sen’s documentary, All That Breath, the only cinematic representation of India at the main festival, will feature in the ‘Special Show’ section of the ceremony.

Bollywood star Deepika Padukone is part of Eight members of the competition jury From the Cannes Film Festival alongside famous names such as actress and director Rebecca Hall and Iranian director Asghar Farhadi.

The selection of India as the country of honor coincides with the 75th anniversary of independence, the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between France and India, and the 75th year of the Cannes Film Festival.

The 2022 Cannes Film Festival will conclude on May 25th.

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