11 Indian movies which screened at Cannes Film Festival.

Top 11 Indian movies which screened at prestigious Cannes Film Festival and won praises and awards – Lagaan, Gangs Of Wasseypur, Devdas, Bombay and more.

Indian film Industry has been one of the biggest in the world and continues to produce quality content which many times gets overshadowed by big commercial movies. However many of these great films were screened at Cannes Film Festival and won critical acclaim and awards as well.

See these popular Indian movies which screened at Cannes Film Festival.


1. Pather Panchali (1955).

Pather Panchali is the first installment in legendary Indian film-maker, Satyajit Ray’s Apu Triology. In 1956 the film was screened at the Cannes Film Festival and was awarded as Best Human Document.

2. Salaam Bombay! (1988).

This Mira Nai directed movie told the story of Mumbai’s street children and was premiered at Cannes. The movie also earned Caméra d’Or (Golden Camera) award for best first feature film.

3. Bombay (1995).

Bombay is one of the finest films of Indian cinema and was directed by acclaimed Mani Ratnam. The bilingual film dives into the religious tensions in Bombay city.

4. Monsoon Wedding (2001).

Another Mira Nai directed film, Monsoon Wedding, telling the story cenetered around the celebration of an arranged marriage was premiered at Cannes.

5. Devdas (2002).

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Devdas starring Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit was also screened at Cannes Film Festival.

6. Gangs of Wasseypur (2012).

Anurag Kashyap’s cult classic black comedy crime film also won praises when screened under Director’s Fortnight sectiob ar Cannes.

7. Lagaan (2001).

Starring Aamir Khan, this Ashutosh Gowarikar directed sports (cricket) drama set in pre-independent India was also screened at Cannes.

8. Udaan (2010).

Vikramaditya Motwane won praises when his 2010 movie Udaan was premiered at Cannes under Un Certain Regard section.

9. Manto (2018).

This Nandita Das directed movie featured Nawazuddin Siddiqui in title role and premiered at Cannes Film Festival.

10. The Lunchbox (2013).

Ritesh Batra directed The Lunchbox told the story of an older man and younger woman’s bond. The movie was premiered at Cannes’s International Critics’ Week section and both Irrfan and Nimrat Kaur won praises for their performances.

11. Raman Raghav 2.0 (2016).

Another Anurag Kashyap directorial, Raman Raghav starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vicky Kaushal and Sobhita Dhulipala told the story of a real life serial killer. The film was screened at Cannes under Director’s Fortnight section.

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