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Indian film Masaan wins the prestigious FIPRESCI award at Cannes

While the media is following the wardrobe of Indian actresses in the Cannes, here is a film that actually won accolades at the prestigious film awards.

Masaan, an Indie film made by Indian filmmaker Neeraj Ghaywan, won the Fipresci Award (International Federation of Film Critics award) at the 68th Cannes. The project stars Richa Chaddha, Shweta Tripathi, Sanjay Mishra and Vicky Kaushal.

masaanMasaan is based in Varanasai and follows four people from the city and their equation and interaction with moralities. It was showcased in the UnCertain Regard section of the movie gala.

The top prizes for the main selection will be awarded on Sunday night during the closing ceremony at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. Jury presidents Joel and Ethan Coen will announce the winners, as reported by Hollywood Reporter.

Masaan also has other names attached to it like Manish Mundra of Drishyam Films, Macassar Productions, Phantom Films, Sikhya Entertainment, Arte France Cinema and Pathe productions. It is an Indo-French Production.


FIPRESCI was founded in 1930 and consists of film critics and journalists from all over the world. At present, it has a membership of about 50 countries.

Masaan received a 5-minute standing ovation post its screening and Ghaywan and Chaddha were both teary-eyed by the end of it.

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