Indian Films That Won Awards at Cannes

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Neecha Nagar (1946)

"Neecha Nagar" marked India's first major recognition at Cannes, winning the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film, pioneering Indian cinema's global acclaim and social realism.

Do Bigha Zameen (1953)

Bimal Roy's "Do Bigha Zameen" resonated with Cannes, earning the Prix International award, applauding its poignant depiction of rural struggles and human resilience.

Boot Polish (1954)

Prakash Arora's "Boot Polish" charmed Cannes, securing a Special Jury Prize, celebrating its heartwarming narrative and profound portrayal of childhood innocence amidst adversity.

Kharij (1982)

Mrinal Sen's "Kharij" captivated Cannes, earning the Jury Prize, lauding its poignant exploration of societal issues and human resilience in the face of bureaucratic apathy.

Pather Panchali (1955)

Satyajit Ray's "Pather Panchali" mesmerized Cannes, winning Best Human Document, heralding the arrival of Indian parallel cinema and Ray's masterful storytelling.

Salaam Bombay (1988)

Mira Nair's "Salaam Bombay" dazzled Cannes, clinching the Caméra d'Or and Audience Award, spotlighting its raw portrayal of Mumbai's street life and the resilience of its young protagonist.

The Lunchbox (2013)

Ritesh Batra's "The Lunchbox" charmed Cannes, winning the Grand Rail d'Or, captivating audiences with its bittersweet tale of love and longing conveyed through a simple lunchbox exchange.

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