This year’s 75th Cannes 2022 Film Festival promises to be remarkable, especially for India. In their 75th year, both the prestigious festival and India’s freedom status are experiencing an unprecedented synergy in Cannes, France. While Indian celebrities have previously graced the Cannes red carpet, India will have the largest ever official delegation on the red carpet on May 17, celebrating the country’s designation as the first-ever Country of Honour by March du Film at Cannes.
Here are photographs from Day 1 of the 75th Cannes Film Festival. At the 75th Cannes Film Festival’s opening ceremony, Deepika Padukone walked the red carpet in a gold and black saree. Urvashi Rautela and Tamannaah Bhatia were also there on the Cannes red carpet looking their best.
The famed film festival is honouring Indian cinema this year. India is named as the first ‘nation of honour‘ at Marche du Cinema, and a delegation from India will walk the red carpet on opening day, led by I&B Minister Anurag Thakur. AR Rahman, Pooja Hegde, and Shekhar Kapur are among the members of the delegation.
Akshay Kumar was also all set to walk the red carpet as well, but he tested positive for Covid-19. “Was looking forward to rooting for our movie at the India Pavilion at #Cannes2022, but alas tested positive for Covid,” he tweeted. I’m going to take a break. Many congratulations to you and your entire team. @ianuragthakur. I’m going to miss being there.”
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Six Indian films are exhibiting at the 75th Cannes 2022 this year.
- Rocketry – The Nambi Effect (Hindi, English, Tamil)
- Godavari (Marathi)
- Alpha Beta Gamma (Hindi)
- Boomba Ride (Mishing)
- Dhuin (Maithili)
- Niraye Thathakalulla Maram (Malayalam).
Deepika Padukone, an Indian actress, is a member of the jury at the famous film festival. “While it is a personal success, it is also a little greater victory for the South Asian community… The number of times somebody from India was on the jury or have the opportunity to represent the country on a platform like this can literally be counted on one hand,” Deepika said to PTI.
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