The 60th Cannes Film Festival in the land of Sun, Sand and Cinema is going to be a refreshing spot for Indian Movies. The festival started yesterday and will continue till the 27th of May. Several Indian movies are making their presence felt at Cannes this year.
Seven of them in different Indian languages will feature in the “Cinema of the World” section on May 19 and 20. The seven include, Malayalam film Saira, Tamil film Veyil, Bengali film Dosar, English film Missed Call, art-house Hindi film Dharm and popular Bollywood hits Lage Raho Munnabhai and Guru.
For small time filmmakers who can not afford huge marketing campaigns, Cannes is a yielding platform to get international buyers. More than 100 Indian Films along with their Indian entertainment companies take this opportunity to promote their movies.
The marketing section will also have Ashutosh Gowarikar’s “Jodha-Akbar”, Anurag Basu’s “Metro”, R.Balakrishnan’s “Cheeni Kum” and also John Abraham starring movie “Goal”.
iDream Productions will act as sales agent for the Indo-US film Karma, Confessions and Holi starring Sushmita Sen and Naomi Campbell. Kaleidoscope Entertainment is expected to unveil plans for their ambitious Mahabharata trilogy which Mani Ratnam is likely to direct.
Apart from the films actors from Bollywood- Aishwarya Rai, Preity Zinta, Bipasha Basu, John Abraham, Abhishek Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan, Irfan Khan and Paresh Rawal will sizzle on the red carpet. Let us hope that soon we will have a nomination and an award won at Cannes.