Tinsel town celebrities like Kalki Koechlin, Shabana Azmi and Rajkummar Rao among others have lauded Neeraj Ghaywan’s directorial “Masaan” and have called it a beautiful, great and an outstanding film.
“Masaan”, which won two prestigious awards at the Cannes International Film Festival in May, will hit the Indian screens only on Friday.
Produced by Drishyam Films, Phantom Films, Macassar Productions and Sikhya Entertainment, “Masaan” stars Sanjay Mishra and Richa Chadha in the lead along with newcomers Shweta Tripathi and Vicky Kaushal. A special screening of the film was organised in Mumbai on Tuesday.
The film’s story revolves around four lives which intersect along the Ganga river: a low-caste boy falling hopelessly in love, a daughter ridden with guilt of a sexual encounter ending in a tragedy, a hapless father with fading morality, and a spirited child yearning for a family, long to escape the moral constructs of a small town.
Here’s what the celebritries had to say about the film:
Javed Akhtar: Saw “Masaan”. A film that was given two awards at Cannes is undoubtedly a great movie. Congratulations team Masaan.
Saw “Masaan”. A film that was given two awards at Cannes is undoubtedly a great movie. Congratulations team Masaan .
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) July 21, 2015
Shabana Azmi: @RichaChadha_ @guneetm MASAAN is truly a coming of age of Hindi cinema. Direction writing photography ensemble acting first rate. MUST WATCH.
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) July 21, 2015
Kalki Koechlin: So many beautiful performances in one film #Masaan @RichaChadha_ @battatawada #SanjayMishra #VickyKaushal
— Kalki Koechlin (@kalkikanmani) July 21, 2015
Ayushmann Khurrana: Loved Masaan! Class act by @RichaChadha_ & Sanjay Misra. Vicky K & Shweta T are such amazing finds. Hail @ghaywan @guneetm @CastingChhabra
— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) July 21, 2015
Neil Nitin Mukesh: Just finished watching the screening of an outstanding film. Technically brilliant,a film the entire cast and crew should be proud of MASAAN
Just finished watching the screening of an outstanding film.Technically brilliant,a film the entire cast and crew should be proud of MASAAN
— Neil Nitin Mukesh (@NeilNMukesh) July 21, 2015
Rajkummar Rao: OUTSTANDING! Top notch in every dept.Take a bow @ghaywan U’ve made a truly special film.@CastingChhabra @avinasharun20 hats off guys.#Masaan
— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) July 22, 2015
Milap Zaveri: #Masaan is heartbreaking, hopeful, beautiful, brilliant! Amongst the pathos there is humour too! Kudos @RichaChadha_ @ghaywan @varungrover.
— Milap Zaveri (@zmilap) July 21, 2015
Aditi Rao Hydari: Amaaaaaaazing writing @varungrover… Looooooved #Masaan
— Aditi urf BABY (@aditiraohydari) July 21, 2015