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Cannes Film Festival To Screen 6 Indian Films: Rocketry – ‘The Nambi Effect’, ‘Dhuin’, ‘Godavari’ And More

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The Cannes Film festival this year has a lot of Indian representation with stars such as Deepika Padukone being on the jury this year. However, other than beloved Indian celebs on the Cannes jury, we also have movies that will be screened at the festival this year. The Festival will have films like Rocketry – The Nambi Effect, Alpha Beta Gamma, Boomba Ride and many more that will be screened at the festival. While Rocketry will be screened at Palais K, the others will be seen at Olympia Theatre. Let’s take a look at them, 

1. Rocketry – The Nambi Effect (Hindi, English, Tamil)

The movie is based on the life of Nambi, a scientist and aerospace engineer from the Indian space research organisation who was convicted of a spy scandal. The talented R. Madhavan will be taking on the titular role. Not only has he directed and starred in the film but also wrote and produced it. 

The film will premiere on May 19, 2022. 

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2. Godavari (Marathi)

Helmed by Nikhil Mahajan, the story revolves around a family who is dealing with death, one that they are aware of and another that they aren’t. It is set on the banks of the river Godavari in Nashik. It had its world premiere at the Vancouver International Film festival in 2021.

3. Alpha Beta Gamma (Hindi)

Directed by Shankar Sri Kumar, Alpha Beta Gamma revolves around Jai, his estranged wife Mitali and her boyfriend Ravi. Stuck in the covid lockdown, the three of them need to figure out what they want from their love lives with nowhere to go but inside. 

4. Boomba Ride (Mishing)

Boomba Ride is an Assamese film directed by Biswajit Bora. The film is a comical satire of the corruption within our country. The film is inspired by true events and was shot in Assam on the banks of the river Brahmaputra. 


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5. Dhuin (Hindi, Marathi)

Achal Mishra who is also known for the film Gamak Ghar is the director of this film as well. The movie is about an aspiring actor who tries to make ends meet by doing street plays for the local municipality. 

6. Tree Full of Parrots (Malayalam)

Directed by Jayaraj,  Tree Full of Parrots revolves around an 8-year-old boy named Poonjan who earns money by doing small, odd jobs like fishing in the backwaters and taking care of his drunkard father, grandfather and great grandfather too. The film has been produced under Navaneet Films.   

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