The Indian face of Cannes Film Festival

May 14, 2013, 08:33 IST | Kunal M Shah

Over the last couple of years, Anurag Kashyap has emerged as the reason behind the desi contingent at the French Riviera

Anurag Kashyap can be safely called the poster boy for the forthcoming Cannes film festival as far as India is concerned. After a successful last year with The Gangs of Wasseypur and Peddlers, Kashyap returns to Cannes at the Directors Fortnight with his upcoming film Ugly, which stars Ronit Roy and Tejaswini Kolhapure.

Anurag Kashyap

Incidentally the three other films that are being screened at the festival are Bombay Talkies, Monsoon Shootout and Dabba also have an Anurag Kashyap connect. Bombay Talkies has one story directed by Kashyap, Monsoon Shootout and Dabba are produced by Kashyap.

While we laud Kashyap’s efforts to take Bollywood to Cannes consistently, we wonder is these films will get the desired commercial release, as Anurag would like to have?

While Gangs did have a grand release and managed to impress the critics and the audience alike, his other film Peddlers is yet to see the light of the day.  

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