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November 30, 2022



Cannes Film Festival: Union Minister Anurag Thakur said – India’s stories are ruling the hearts and minds of audiences around the world

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Representing a 6,000-year-old culture and 1.3 billion Indians, Thakur said it is the year of the Cannes Film Festival and the 75th anniversary of the establishment of Indo-French diplomatic relations. The Cannes Film Festival has been playing an important role over the years in strengthening the relations between India and France.

Hai Preet Jahan Ki Reet Sada Main Geet Wahan Ke Gaata Hoon… Presenting the story of India in Cannes with this hit song by Mukesh, Union Minister Anurag Thakur said, “Hamre Kisse Kahani is ruling the hearts and minds of audiences all over the world.” We do. In the next five years, India will be among the best countries in the world to offer the best quality content.

Representing a 6,000-year-old culture and 1.3 billion Indians, Thakur said, “This is the year of the Cannes Film Festival and the 75th anniversary of the establishment of Indo-French diplomatic relations. has been playing an important role since then.” He said, “Indian cinema has achieved a landmark on the global stage. Our stories, stories, content have ruled the hearts of audiences across the world. We have so much potential that today many producers of the world are planning to bring their OTT platform to India. Trying hard.”

The Union Minister said, the government is also taking steps to make co-production more accessible in India. The government is formulating policies that will help the media and entertainment sector attract investments worth $53 billion every year by 2025.

Startup in media and entertainment will change the nature
Thakur said that with the advent of Indian startups in the field of media and entertainment, its nature will change rapidly. These startups will present the best of their technical ability to the world through content animation. He said that many Indian startups have also reached Cannes and they are continuously doing excellent work.

Shooting got a boost in states like UP-MP
Thakur said, our government has taken several steps to promote film production and co-production in the last eight years. As a result of this, apart from Mumbai, now the shooting of films has increased in states like Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. These states have made their own policies regarding filming. Filmcity has also been announced in UP. This is expected to increase foreign investment in film production in the coming days.

Rahman’s two and seven other Indian films to hit the Cannes festival
Music composer-turned-Oscar winner AR Rahman’s two films are all set to rock the Cannes Film Festival this time along with seven other Indian films. The first films of most of these directors have been selected for Cannes. India is co-hosting the Cannes Film Festival this time.

This includes AR Rahman’s directorial debut Le Musk, Tamil film Iravin Nijal as music composer, Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, Godavari, Alpha Beta Gama, Bumba Ride, Dhun, Tree Full of Parrots and Manikbabur Megh will also be screened at the Cannes Festival. . Abhinandan Banerjee directorial Manikbabur Megh will be screened on Saturday.

Le Musk, directed by Rahman, is based on the idea of ​​his wife Saira. The story of this 36-minute English film revolves around a heiress and a musician. Jo, two decades after being orphaned, goes in search of the men who changed her life. In her search, she relies on the memory of smell. It took five years to complete the film, which was made with extremely complex techniques. In this, French singer Nora Arnejeder has acted as an actress.

Fans of Aryabhatt, Sundar Pichai more than film stars: Madhavan
Actor R Madhavan said Indian cinema has neglected the wonderful stories of science and technology. While there are many big personalities in this field, whose fan base is much more than all the fans of the total movie stars and actors in the country.

In a discussion at the Indian Forum in Cannes on Thursday, Madhavan said that from Aryabhatta to Sundar Pichai, there are many such big names in the field of science and technology, but we are not making films on these people. These people are an inspiration to the young generation across the world. Union Minister Anurag Thakur, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, lyricist and CBFC President Prasoon Joshi and American journalist Scott Roxborough were involved in this discussion. Madhavan mentioned some youths from UP and Madhya Pradesh who have started a new metaverse. Madhavan said, these people are in Web 3.0 and we are not making films on such successes.

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