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Indian film ‘Masaan’ gets a standing ovation at Cannes 2015

Indian film 'Masaan' was showcased at the 68th Cannes Film Festival on May 19 in Un Certain Regard section and received a long standing ovation at the end.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: May 20, 2015 1:34:05 pm
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Indian film ‘Masaan’ was showcased at the 68th Cannes Film Festival on May 19 in Un Certain Regard section and received a long standing ovation at the end.

Writer Sudhish Kamath took to Twitter to express his joy of having wooed Cannes.

Directed by first time director Neeraj Ghaywan, ‘Masaan’ is set in Varanasi. He apparently broke down at the unstoppable five-minute long applause.

‘Masaan’ follows the stories of four people from a small town and how they fit in to the moralities. As told to IndianExpress.com, prior to the festival, Neeraj said, “One of the stories in the film looks at the cremation grounds of the city and the people from the Dom community, whose livelihood depends on someone’s death.

Another character (essayed by Richa Chadda) portrays the role of a receptionist at a coaching centre and after a one-night sexual encounter, she is enveloped by a sense of guilt.

The third story revolves around Richa’s father (played by Sanjay Mishra) who works as a pandit selling puja material at the ghats.” The story has been written by Ghaywan and it took him three years to eventually complete the script, which was written by Varun Grover, who has also written the lyrics and dialogues for the film.

Richa Chadda also got emotional at the applause given to the movie. She tweeted:

Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta also tweeted to praise ‘Masaan’ along with the other entry ‘Chauthi Koot’ at Cannes.

Drishyam Films, which sponsored the movie, tweeted:

Ahead of the grand premiere at 4.30 pm, Neeraj had tweeted:

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