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Cannes 2022: Rocketry, Godavari, Boomba Ride, Dhuin to be screened at India Pavillion


The Tamil, Marathi, Malayalam, Mishing and Hindi films will be presented on the sidelines at the 75th edition of the festival.

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The Indian films Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, Godavari and Alpha Beta Gamma are among the films that will be screened at the India Pavillion during the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.

The R Madhavan-starrer Rocketry (2022), which marks the actor’s directorial debut, will have its world premiere on the sidelines of the festival. Based on the life of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientist Nambi Narayanan, the film will be released in Hindi, English and Tamil.

Rocketry will be screened at the Palais K, while the other Indian films will be screened at the Olympia theatre. The list comprises Nikhil Mahajan’s Marathi feature Godavari, starring Jitendra Joshi; Shankar Srikumar’s Hindi film Alpha Beta Gamma; Biswajeet Bora’s Mishing-language film Boomba Ride; Achal Mishra’s Dhuin; and Jayaraj’s Malayalam film Tree Full of Parrots.

Anurag Singh Thakur, Union minister of information and broadcasting, will lead the delegation which comprises actors Akshay Kumar, R Madhavan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui; actresses Nayanthara, Tamannaah Bhatia, Pooja Hegde and Vani Tripathi; filmmaker Shekhar Kapur; lyricist Prasoon Joshi; Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman, Grammy-winning composer Ricky Kej; and singer Mame Khan. They will be on hand to represent the country at the festival.

Deepika Padukone is part of the competition jury, led by French actor Vincent Lindon as president. Shaunak Sen’s Sundance-winning documentary All That Breathes is having a special screening while Satyajit Ray’s Pratidwandi (1970) and G Aravindan’s Thampu (1978) will be screened in the Cannes Classics section.

This year’s landmark edition is being held from 17 to 28 May.

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