Best Indian Films that Premiered at Cannes

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1. Salaam Bombay! (1988)

Directed by Mira Nair, the movie tells the story of a young boy named Krishna who runs away from his village and ends up in the slums of Bombay. The movie is a poignant portrayal of life in the underbelly of the city, and the plight of street children. It won the Camera d'Or at Cannes in 1988, and was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

2. The Lunchbox (2013)

The Lunchbox is a heartwarming tale of two strangers who develop a connection through letters exchanged in a lunchbox. Directed by Ritesh Batra, the movie stars Irrfan Khan and Nimrat Kaur in leading roles. It premiered at Cannes in 2013 and was met with critical acclaim.

3. Devdas (2002)

Devdas is a classic Bollywood movie that premiered at Cannes in 2002. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the movie is a tragic love story between the titular character and his childhood sweetheart, Paro. The movie stars Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, and Madhuri Dixit in lead roles

4. Titli (2014)

Directed by Kanu Behl, Titli is a dark drama about a dysfunctional family in Delhi. The film premiered at Cannes in 2014, where it was selected for the Un Certain Regard category. It also won several awards at other film festivals, including the Best First Feature award at the BFI London Film Festival

5. Masaan (2015)

Masaan is a coming-of-age drama set in the holy city of Varanasi. The movie tells the story of four people whose lives intersect in unexpected ways. Directed by Neeraj Ghaywan, the movie stars Richa Chadha, Vicky Kaushal, and Sanjay Mishra in lead roles, and was highly praised for its screenplay, performances, and cinematography. It premiered at Cannes in 2015 and won the FIPRESCI Prize in the Un Certain Regard section.