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6 Indian films selected for screening at Cannes 2022: Rocketry The Nambi Effect, Godavari, Boomba Ride & more

6 Indian films across languages have been selected to be screened at Cannes Film Festival 2022. The French Riviera will be held from May 16-28.

Vaishali Jain Edited by: Vaishali Jain New Delhi Updated on: May 12, 2022 19:01 IST
Rocketry The Nambi Effect, Boomba Ride, Dhuin
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Rocketry The Nambi Effect, Boomba Ride, Dhuin

Highlights

  • 6 Indian films across languages have been selected to be screened at Cannes 2022
  • French Riviera which will be taking place from May 16 to 28

As many as six Indian films across languages have been selected to be screened at Cannes 2022. The French Riviera which will be taking place from May 16 to 28 also has Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone as one of the jury members. These screenings are not part of the official Cannes line-up and will be showcased at the Marche' Du Films, also called Cannes Film Market, where India was announced as the official 'country of honour' last week.

The six Indian films selected are:

1. Rocketry – The Nambi Effect

2. Godavari
3. Alpha Beta Gamma
4. Boomba Ride
5. Dhuin
6. Tree Full of Parrots

Know about the films in detail:

Rocketry – The Nambi Effect

The film, a biographical drama, is based on ISRO space scientist Nambi Narayanan, who introduced the liquid fuel rocket technology in India in the early 1970s. India's Ministry of Culture has officially selected the film for its Red Carpet World Premiere. Actor-turned-filmmaker R Madhavan plays the role of the eponymous Indian scientist, Nambi Narayanan, and has also directed, produced and written the film.

Godavari

Godavari is a Marathi language film. Set in Nashik, on the banks of the river Godavari, it is a story of a family that is coping with death -- one they know about and another they are not prepared for. Made by filmmaker Nishikant Kamat, the film had its world premiere at the 2021 Vancouver International Film Festival and was also screened during the 'Habitat International Film Festival'.

Alpha Beta Gamma

Hindi language romantic comedy, Alpha Beta Gamma is about Jai, when he arrives at his estranged wife Mitali’s flat to discuss divorce details, she’s with Ravi whom she wants to marry. Ravi prepares to leave them alone to settle matters, but the lockdown strikes, and the three are locked into the apartment block. Soon, jealousy and regret take over Jai. Passion sparks violent reactions between three individuals who are caught in their personal dilemmas. The film also had its screening at 52nd IFFI.

Boomba Ride

This Asmmese film is set beside the bank of the Brahmaputra River which is the lifeline of many tribes in the state of Assam. It is about a lower primary school where the main struggle of the teachers is to keep the school alive as it has only one student, named Boomba. But a time comes when things did not go as they were expected and while the school was on the verge of its collapse Boomba with his upright wisdom goes on to save his school making all of them realise what education can do to a society.

Dhuin

Dhuin in Maithili is about Pankaj who is a small-town theatre actor with dreams of making it big in Mumbai. But faced with obligations to his family, which is under a deep financial strain post the lockdown, he is forced to weigh his dreams and make a choice.

Tree Full of Parrots

Tree Full of Parrots is about the selfless care and wholesome concern a young boy shows toward a visually challenged old man who has lost his way and most of his memory. 

Meanwhile, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur is set to lead a delegation from India to Cannes. Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar, music maestro A R Rahman, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, and actor Pooja Hegde are among the film personalities who will walk the red carpet on the opening day of the 75th Cannes Film Festival as part of the Indian contingent.

--inputs by Devendra Parashar