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Assamese director's Hindi film screened at Cannes, wins praise globally

Assamese director's Hindi film screened at Cannes, wins praise globally

Dr  Junmoni Devi Khaund (producer), and Ritisha Khaund (actress), attended the festival and engaged in meaningful discussions with the audience.

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Kooki screened at Cannes, receives praise from global audience. Kooki screened at Cannes, receives praise from global audience.

An Assamese producer's Bollywood Hindi film "Kooki," made in Assam, was screened at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival (Du Film De Cannes).  

The screening took place at the Palais H auditorium at 11.30 pm local time on Tuesday. Film enthusiasts and distributors from various countries were present and thoroughly enjoyed the film, showering it with praise. 

Dr  Junmoni Devi Khaund (producer), and Ritisha Khaund (actress), attended the festival and engaged in meaningful discussions with the audience.

Excitingly, France, Morocco, and several other countries have expressed interest in releasing "Kooki" in their respective nations.

Additionally, Ritisha Khaund’s acting was praised by couple of directors and filmmakers present in the screening acknowledged her exceptional performance.

“ I am thankful to the almighty that Kooki has received so much of love not only in my state and country, but also it was equally applauded by the global audience, I have to thank my director Pranab J Deka, all actors and the entire team who guided me in the process and made things easier for me.” 

Kooki is set to release on June 28 in 100 cinema halls across India. The film has touched a sensitive topic and narrating a journey of a rape victim and the multiple stages and mental trauma  a victim goes through.  

As the film prepares for release, anticipation and excitement are palpable among audiences and industry enthusiasts alike.

It is hoped that this endeavor will not only entertain but also serve as a catalyst for the burgeoning Assamese film industry, propelling it towards greater heights of success and recognition on both regional and national fronts.

Edited By: Puja Mahanta
Published On: May 22, 2024