The 2022 edition of the Cannes Film Festival is a special occasion for Indian cinema. India is the official country of honor at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. Furthermore, Indian megastar Deepika Padukone will serve as a member of the official jury. She is the only Indian representative on the 9-member top jury list. However, several Indian candidates make the Cannes Lions jury list. The 75th edition of the event will run from May 17 to May 28.
India’s participation at Cannes’22 is not restricted to jury members. As many as 6 Indian films will officially screen at the event. R Madhavan directed ‘Rocketry The Nambi Effect’ happens to be one of those. The works of Biswajeet Bora, Shankar Shrikumar, and Nikhil Mahajan will also be on display.
India at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival: All the involvements
As mentioned earlier, India is the official country of honor at the 75th Cannes Film Festival. Furthermore, actress Deepika Padukone is a part of the prestigious top jury list. Also, several Indian films will get an official screening at the fest. Most notably, the gala will witness a rare Satyajit Ray movie, ‘Pratidwandi.’ The world of cinema holds Ray in high regard.
Furthermore, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi put forward his views on India at Cannes. India’s achievement filled him with joy. All in all, Cannes 2022 promises a remarkable feat for Indian cinema.
Other Indians who have served as jury members at Cannes
Padukone will not be the first jury member from India at the Cannes Film Festival. There are eight other notable names on this list. Prominent director Mrinal Sen became the first Indian with this honor. Leading female artists Mira Nair, Nandita Das, and Arundhati Roy are also on the list. Big names like Sharmila Tagore and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan are also present. Shekhar Kapur and Vidya Balan are the more recent names on the list. Indian cinema will hope to treat this path in the years to come. But one thing is for sure. Indian content is on the rise. Eventually, hosting a film festival of our own will be on the cards.