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All Party Leaders Praise One Lady

All Party Leaders Praise One Lady

Indian filmmaker Payal Kapadia has made history by winning the Grand Prix at the 77th Cannes Film Festival for her film ‘All We Imagine As Light’. 

This marks the first Grand Prix victory for India in 30 years. The film, a strong contender for the Palme d’Or, earned praise from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, and many in the Indian film industry.

Prime Minister Modi lauded Kapadia’s achievement, highlighting her talent nurtured at the Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) and the global impact of her work. Union Minister Thakur noted this win as a significant moment for India’s creative economy.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, along with actors Mohanlal and Mammootty, congratulated Kapadia and her team. Director Varun Grover called it an “unbelievable day for Indian cinema” and celebrated the representation of Indian women on the global stage.

Kapadia’s film, her directorial debut, received rave reviews and made history as the first Indian film in three decades and the first by an Indian female director to compete in the main category at Cannes. The film’s unique storytelling and compelling narrative garnered significant attention.

Anasuya Sengupta’s performance in the film won the Best Actress award in the Un Certain Regard section. The film’s cast, including Kani Kusruthi, Divya Prabha, and Chhaya Kadam, were also praised for their contributions.

Kapadia, an FTII alumna, previously gained acclaim for her documentary “A Night of Knowing Nothing”, which won the Oeil d’or award at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival’s Director’s Fortnight. 

Her latest triumph reaffirms her status as a pioneering filmmaker and highlights India’s growing influence in global cinema.