By Yash Thakur. Posted on May 23, 2015
Indian cinema is making big splashes at the international level. After, getting a 5 minute long standing ovation and unanimous critical appraise, Neeraj Ghaywan's Masaan picks up the International Jury Prize, also known as the FIPRESCI Award at Cannes Film Festival, along with winning the Most Promising Debut at Un Certain Regard. Producer Manish Mundra, whose previous two films, Umrika and Dhanak also picked up prestigious awards at Sundance and Berlinale respectively, shared this photo below:
— Manish Mundra (@ManMundra) May 23, 2015
— Ajay Brahmatmaj (@brahmatmajay) May 23, 2015
The debut feature by Neeraj Ghaywan, Masaan is the story of an orphan who collects coins from the river bed, a young man from a lower caste, a receptionist at a coaching center and her father who is a pandit. What is common between the four is the fact that they are misfits in a world of small-town moralities.
The cast includes veteran actors Sanjay Mishra, Richa Chadda, newcomer Shweta Tripathi and Vicky Kaushal. Masaan is one of the two films that were screened at the Un Certain Regard section this year; the other being Gurvinder Singh's Chauthi Koot.