The movie, which follows the stories of four people from a small Indian town and how they fit into the moralities, won the Promising Future Prize and the International Federation of Film Critics (Fipresci) Award at the ongoing festival. Moreover, the film received a five-minute standing ovation at the film gala.

Ghaywan said in a statement "I wish I could say, 'This is a dream come true'. I never dreamt of this day. This is magical. My first film, produced by the people who inspire me, is a great feeling and now winning these awards, is a feeling one cannot articulate. I am happier for India and my team than myself."

A joint production between Manish Mundra (Drishyam Films), Macassar Productions, Sikhya Entertainment and Phantom Films, 'Masaan' was selected in the UnCertain Regard section at the Cannes fest.

The film stars newcomers Vicky Kaushal and Shweta Tripathi and powerhouse performers Richa Chadha and Sanjay Mishra. "We will now work for 'Masaan' to ensure a successful release globally along with theatrical release in India," said Mundra.


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