Publication date: Published on – 05:57 PM, Thursday – 12 May 22
Hyderabad: On Thursday, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting released the set of films that will be shown at the Cannes Film Festival. The lineup includes the world premiere of R Madhavan-starrer Rocketry, also directed by Madhavan. While Rocketry – The Nambi Effect will premiere at Palais K, the other films will be shown at Olympia Theatre. Below are the films that will be shown at the 75th edition of the Film Festival:
Missile – Nambe Effect
Directed and produced by R Madhavan, ‘Rocketry – The Nambi Effect’ is a retelling of the life story of Shri Nambi Narayanan as it unfolds in an interview with the famous star and Badshah of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan, on a TV show. Like many great minds, Nambi is also deeply flawed, his genius and obsession earning him enemies and detractors, making him a compelling modern hero. The film was produced in Hindi, English and Tamil.
It is the story of Nishikant Deshmukh who lives on the banks of a river in an old mansion with his family. Through the generations, Nishi and his family have been rent collectors. They have a lot of property around the old part of town. While his grandfather Narupant suffers from dementia, his father Nielkinth chooses to forget.
At the end of his dynasty, Nishikant is frustrated with his life. He hates old-town ways, hates the banality of his life, hates that he was impotent – but like most Indian men, he chose to internalize his hatred and blame factors like his tenants and the city. Marathi language film directed by Nikhil Mahajan and produced by Blue Drop Films Pvt. Ltd.
Alpha Beta Gamma
Directed by Shankar Srikumar, this Hindi-language film tells the story of Jay whose directorial career is on the rise, though his married life is wrecked and he tries to move forward with his girlfriend Kaira. Mitali, his wife, wants a divorce so she can marry her boyfriend, Engineer Ravi, who is attentive and caring, in exchange for her unpredictable ex-husband soon.
When Jay comes in to talk about the divorce, Ravi is in the apartment, the apartment that was once Jay and Mitali’s home. Ravi realizes that it will be embarrassing for the estranged couple to discuss divorce in front of him, he decides to leave. But before one of the men can make way for the other in Mitali’s life, the coronavirus lockdown intervenes. The film is produced by Choti Film Productions.
Directed by Biswajeet Bora and produced by Quatermoon Productions, the film was produced at Mishing. Boomba Ride is a scathing comedic satire of the corruption of India’s rural education system – and an 8-year-old (newcomer Indrajit Biju, in a fantastic performance) knows how to set the game up for himself. Inspired by a true story, the movie was shot in Assam on the banks of the Brahmaputra River with a mostly unprofessional cast.
Directed by Achal Mishra and produced by Achal Chitra, this Hindi-Marathi film tells the story of Pankaj, an aspiring actor who earns his living by doing street plays for the local municipality. He dreams of making it big, and with his friend Prashant, they save enough to move to Mumbai in a month. Back in his home, his family was under financial stress after the lockdown, and his now retired father is looking for a job.
tree full of parrots
Directed by Jayaraj and produced by Navaneet Films, this Malayalam-speaking film tells the story of eight-year-old Bongan boy who is no ordinary boy. He earns a living by doing small jobs like fishing in the outback and takes care of his family consisting of a drunk father, grandfather and great grandfather. His mother ran away with someone else years ago.
One day while fishing, Bungan saw a blind man sitting alone in the dock and seemed to have lost his way home. He is crazy, and he only remembers a certain tree full of parrots in front of his house. Attempting to report this man to the police was futile.
On the way across the banks of the river, he wondered, but no one was able to guide them. Disappointed with the outcome of their journey, Poonjan was about to give up the quest. At that time, he heard a parrot’s voice which led him to the “tree full of parrots”.