Cannes Film Festival 2022: The 75th Cannes Film Festival begins on May 17, 2022. India was named the official “country of honor” during the Marche ‘Du Films, also known as the Cannes Film Festival. Many Indian celebrities will walk the red carpet of Cannes 2022 for the first time. The Information and Broadcasting Ministry released a list of feature films in Indian languages that will be presented at Cannes 2022 on Thursday.
From Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, directed by R Madhavan and written and produced by him, to Dhuin, directed by Achal Mishra, six Indian language films will be screened at Cannes 2022. We’ve put together an overview of those films here.
Rocketry- The Nambi Effect
Rocketry: The Nambi Effect is a forthcoming Indian biographical drama film based on the life of Nambi Narayanan, a former Indian Space Research Organisation scientist and aerospace engineer who was wrongfully accused of espionage. The film was shot in Hindi, Tamil, and English at the same time, and it will also be released in Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada. On July 1, 2022, it will be released in theatres all around the world. R Madhavan directed, wrote, and produced the film, which was shot on a large scale. He also acted in it.
Tree Full of Parrots
The Tree Full of Parrots, directed by Jayaraj, tells the story of Poonjan, an eight-year-old boy who supports his family by doing odd tasks like fishing in the backwaters and looking after his drunken father, grandfather, and great grandfather. The production company behind the Malayalam film is Navaneet Films.
The Marathi film Godavari, directed by Nikhil Mahajan, tells the story of a family dealing with two types of death: one that they are aware of and one that they are not. The film is set on the banks of the Godavari River in Nashik. The 2021 Vancouver International Film Festival hosted its international premiere.
Alpha Beta Gamma
Shankar Srikumar directed the Hindi film Alpha Beta Gamma. It follows Jai, a director whose career is on the rise, despite the fact that his marriage is on the rocks and he is trying to move on with his lover, Kaira. Mitali, his wife, wants a divorce so she may marry her engineer boyfriend, Ravi, who is sober and compassionate in contrast to her soon-to-be ex-husband, who is unpredictable. However, the Corona virus locks down Mitali’s life before one of the men can make space for the other.
Biswajit Bora directed the Assamese film Boomba Ride. The film is a comedy parody of India’s rural schooling system. The film was shot on the banks of the Brahmaputra River in Assam and is based on a true story. The story revolves around Boomba, the only (reluctant) pupil at an impoverished school. The comically impassive and recalcitrant boy to come to class in order to retain their jobs and financing, while Boomba’s secret goal is to attend the better-funded school in town, where a slightly older woman happens to be a student.
Dhuin, directed by Achal Mishra, tells the story of Pankaj, a small-time theatre performer who aspires to go to Mumbai to try his luck in the film industry. For the time being, he spends his mornings doing street plays in his hometown of Darbhanga, his evenings conversing with local film and theatre professionals, and his nights are spent taking acting training on YouTube. Pankaj’s life is not just challenged by his desire to be an actor. His family is trying to make ends meet, and his father, who is looking for work, wants his son to help support the family.