Cannes Film Festival: A look at the selection of Indian films to be shown at the festival

The Cannes Film Festival is one of the most glamorous and popular festivals in the world, serving film lovers who tend to enjoy artistically and share a love of cinema. The 75th edition of Cannes will take place from May 17 to May 28, and there’s plenty in store for Indians this year.

Today, May 12, 2022, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting released the collection of films that will be shown at the Cannes Film Festival. This year’s lineup includes the world premiere of Rocketry star R Madhavan, which was directed by the actor himself. While Rocketry- The Nambi Effect will premiere at Palais K, the other films will be shown at Olympia Theatre.

List of films to be shown at Cannes

The films that are set to amaze people from all over the world at the 75th edition of the Film Festival are as follows:

1. Missiles – The Nambi Effect: Actor R. Madhavan takes the directing hat and leads the film – Rocketry which is based on the life of Nambi Narayanan. In addition to being a treatise in defense of quiet achievements in society, the film also challenges the audience to take responsibility for recognizing and celebrating special contributors, whether it be Nambi Narayanan, a teacher educating poor children, soldiers at the frontier, doctors serving in remote villages, or volunteers They help the needy. It also raises a powerful question – why don’t we stand up collectively to defend our innocent and weak against the domination of existing powers? For every Nambe, there are thousands of silent achievers fighting for justice.

  1. Godavari – This Marathi film directed by Nikhil Mahajan and the story revolves around Nishikant Deshmukh – who is staying on the banks of a river in an old mansion with his family. Over the generations, NISHI and his family have been rental 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 hated the ways of the old town, hated the insignificance of his life, hated that he was impotent–but like most Indian men, he chose to internalize his hatred and blame factors such as tenants and the existing city only as occasional, if not entirely flawless. Nishikant collects rent and plays video games in his small apartment away from the river. He has moved out of his family mansion, leaving his wife and daughter to live with his parents. He spends his time getting angry at the river and all that he brings with him. He knows it’s a lost cause.

What turns out in this film is a lesson in life and death that coincide each time with each other.

  1. alpha beta gamma – Shankar Srikumar’s directed movie casts a peek at the character of Jai whose directing career is on the rise, though his married life is wrecked and he tries to move forward with his girlfriend Kaira. A story about the time of the coronavirus lockdown, the three souls are seen infected with the love virus and struggling to decide what they want, and at what cost, with nowhere to go but indoors.
  1. Bomba trip: From GOD ON THE BALCONY, Biswajeet Bora, BOOMBA RIDE is a scathing comedic satire of corruption in India’s rural education system – and an 8-year-old (newcomer Indrajeet Biju, in a great performance) knows how to set the game 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.
  1. Douen: This Marathi Hindi film directed by Achal Mishra tells the story of an aspiring actor who makes a 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.

    After a meeting with a Mumbai-based filmmaker unexpectedly ends, he changes his mind and decides to give up his savings for his father’s job.

  1. tree full of parrots This Malayalam film directed by Jayaraj is about eight year old Poonjan who is no ordinary boy. He earns a living by doing bad jobs like fishing in remote areas. One day, Bungan saw a blind man sitting alone on the dock of a boat and he 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. Bungan tries to find his way to the blind man’s house. Disappointed with the outcome of their journey, he was about to give up the quest.

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