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Cannes 2024: Naseeruddin and Ratna Pathak Shah, Prateik Babbar Attend Screening of Shyam Benegal’s “Manthan”


The Cannes Film Festival 2024 has brought a moment of pride for Indian cinema, as Shyam Benegal’s classic “Manthan” graces the prestigious Cannes Classics section. This marks a significant milestone, with “Manthan” being the sole Indian film selected for screening at the esteemed festival.Cannes 2024: Naseeruddin And Ratna Pathak Shah, Prateik Babbar At The Screening Of Manthan

The 1976 film, starring luminaries like Naseeruddin Shah, Girish Karnad, Smita Patil, and Amrish Puri, made its Cannes debut at a grand gala held at Salle Bunuel on Friday. Attendees, including Naseeruddin Shah, his wife Ratna Pathak Shah, Prateik Babbar, and Nirmala Kurien, daughter of Verghese Kurien, were captured in captivating moments as they adorned ethnic attire, representing the essence of Indian cinema on the global stage.

In the snapshots from the event, the excitement among the attendees is palpable as they bask in the glory of “Manthan’s” Cannes premiere. Naseeruddin Shah, accompanied by Prateik Babbar, Amul MD Jayen Mehta, and others, graced the red carpet with grace and elegance, adding to the allure of the occasion.

The screening of “Manthan” at Cannes Classics is not just a celebration of Indian cinema’s rich legacy but also a testament to the enduring impact of Shyam Benegal’s cinematic masterpiece. As the film garners international acclaim, it continues to inspire generations of filmmakers and cinephiles alike, reaffirming India’s presence on the global cinematic landscape.