Indian Film Masaan wins critics prize at 68th Cannes film festival
Indian film Masaan has won the prestigious critics prize in the Un Certain Regard category at the 68th Cannes Film Festival after it was premiered on May 20, 2015.
The film is directoral debut of Neeraj Ghaywan and a joint production of Manish Mundra, Macassar Productions, Arte France Cinema, Sikhya Entertainment & Phantom Films.
It stars Vicky Kaushal, Shweta Tripathi along with Richa Chadda and Sanjay Mishra. The film is a narrative set based in Varanasi and its characters connected with the Ganga.
The critic’s prize in the Un Certain Regard category runs parallel to the competition for the main prize, Palme d’Or in the film festival.
Apart from Masaan, Hungarian film Son of Saul by László Nemes has won the critics prize in Official Competition, and Paulina Paulina has won the prize in Parallel Sections.
In this edition of festival, Indian film critic Borborah Bitopan from The Assam Tribune was part of the FIPRESCI jury.