'Cannes win was beyond dreams', says Neeraj Ghaywan

 
'Cannes win was beyond dreams', says Neeraj Ghaywan

Director Neeraj Ghaywan, whose film 'Masaan' created waves at the Cannes Film Festival by winning two awards, says the recognition is an impetus for filmmakers trying to champion independent cinema in the country.


The film received a standing ovation in the Un Certain Regard category at the festival and later went on to win FIPRESCI (International Federation Of Film Critics) and Promising Future awards.


"I wish I could say that I dreamt about this day but honestly I did not even dream of it. I was just excited to be at Cannes with people who inspired me like Vikramaditya Motwane whose 'Udaan' was screened on May 19 in 2010, the same day we had our screening," Neeraj told a leading daily in an interview.


"The recognition is for people like Anurag Kashyap, Guneet Monga, Manish Mundra and many others who have been fighting so long for the growth of independent cinema with minimal resources, money and against the current of Bollywood.


I told Anurag 'your mentoring has led to this'."


The Cannes audience is known for being rude to the films they don't like but they are generous in their applause too and Neeraj was overwhelmed when the viewers greeted the film with a standing ovation.


"I was very nervous when I walked into the theatre as I was not sure they will connect with a story so deeply rooted in India. I thought it will be a little alienating but people suddenly started clapping when it was over. I looked at my team and started crying. I felt silly but I kept crying," said Neeraj describing the moment.


The movie, produced by Drishyam Films, Pathe Films, Macassar Productions, Sikhya Entertainment & Phantom, will hit the big screens in India on July 24.


"We just wanted to use the Cannes buzz which we will not get later and decided to go ahead with the release in India," said Neeraj, adding the film will have a theatrical screening in France, Belgium and other countries as well.


 
 

 
Latest News
 
 
 
popular News
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MOST POPULAR
TRENDING MOVIES
Release Date :
2017-02-17
0 Reviews

 
Release Date :
2017-02-17
1 Reviews

 
Release Date :
2017-02-10
1 Reviews

 
Release Date :
2017-02-10
0 Reviews

 
Release Date :
2017-02-24
0 Reviews

 
Release Date :
2017-02-24
0 Reviews

 
Release Date :
2017-02-24
0 Reviews

 
Release Date :
2017-03-03
0 Reviews

 
 
 
RECENT REVIEWS
2.5

Sanket Porwal

My only hope from Raees was that it serves me some nice irreverent entertainment for couple of hours......Read the full review
  • 0
  • 0
  • |
  • 3 Weeks ago
  • |
  • 95
 

Sanket Porwal

I would have never bothered to watch XxXxanderCage had it not been for Deepika. And I am happy to re......Read the full review
  • 0
  • 0
  • |
  • 3 Weeks ago
  • |
  • 88
 

Sanket Porwal

Kaabil is a very fine film. It has got a story and treatment that is seeped in formulas churned ampl......Read the full review
  • 0
  • 0
  • |
  • 3 Weeks ago
  • |
  • 101
 

Mahesh Jagadale

The movie Raees & Kaabil are really giving tough fight to each other, first two days audience loves ......Read the full review
  • 0
  • 0
  • |
  • 3 Weeks ago
  • |
  • 108
 
POPULAR ON CnS
 

Follow Us

Copyright © ClapsnSlaps, Inc 2017.
SBB Venture Pvt. Ltd. All rights reserved.

The content on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of clapsnslaps.com