June 2015 \ News \ RECOGNITION
Masaan’s Cannes Honour

 Emerging Indian director Neeraj Ghaywan’s indie project “Masaan”, which centres on a group of people in Varanasi, has won the Promising Future Prize at the ongoing 68th Cannes International Film Festival. The film was also honoured with the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) award at the festival.

The film was showcased in the UnCertain Regard section at the movie gala, and received a five-minute standing ovation post its screening here. The film received the awards on May 23, 2015. Actress Ms Richa Chadha, who features in a key role in the film, has thanked fans for their support. “This is the best day! Keeps getting better. MY GOD.#MasaanAtCannes is coming home with 2 awards. Thrilled. Thank you everyone for the wishes,” Richa tweeted on May 24, 2015.

Mr Ghaywan’s debut feature project, “Masaan” is set in Varanasi and follows the stories of four people from a small town and how they fit into the moralities. It also features Ms Shweta Tripathi, Mr Sanjay Mishra and Mr Vicky Kaushal. B-Town celebrities are proud of the team too.

Here’s how they expressed their happiness on Twitter:

Arjun Kapoor: So ‘Masaan’ makes India proud overseas...hope n pray it gets the platform in India to be showcased to our audience the way it deserves...

Nimrat Kaur: So brilliant! Many congratulations all! @RichaChadha_ @ManMundra @guneetm! Terrific news!

Kalki Koechlin: I so loved ‘Piku’ and DP in it, I’m so happy for ‘Masaan’ in Cannes and contrary to popular opinion, I can’t get over Dhadam Dhadam in BV.

Onir: Congratulations to the entire team of #’Masaan’ for the double win at Cannes. @ghaywan

Dia Mirza: Congratulations team #’Masaan’! @ghaywan @RichaChadha_ #Winner

Aditi Rao Hydari: @RichaChadha_ amaaaaaaze! #Seeti