Neighbourhood Ties, a short film by Sujoy Ghosh’s daughter selected for Cannes

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Finally, India is making its presence felt at Cannes, and for the all the right reasons. In past few years, the Indian media only focused on the glamour part of the Cannes Film Festival where they discussed which actress wore which designer dress and that spoilt the primary motive of the festival. However, this time around things has changed for good as various Indian movies are leaving their mark on the festival audience. Nandita Das’s directorial Manto starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Rasika Dugal in the titular role has been received very well at the festival. Not only this movie but many others are also winning the heart of the audiences, and new filmmakers are getting a chance to showcase their talent at an international platform. One of these newcomers is acclaimed filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh‘s daughter, Diya Ghosh whose short movie is selected for the Cannes Film Festival.

Divya Ghosh is at the helm of a movie titled Neighbourhood Ties which revolves around a mother whose daughter has gone missing and then she kidnaps and interrogates her neighbours hoping to find a lead. The plot of the movie is undoubtedly impressive, and we are waiting to get our hands on it to see what magic Divya Ghosh has created. The update regarding the selection of the movie for Cannes Film Festival was shared by Sujoy as he took on Twitter to share his joy with all of us.

Later celebrities closer to Sujoy Ghosh poured in their wishes for this amazing feat achieved by his daughter. Director Sanjay Gupta and music composer Vishal Dadlani are the ones who congratulated father.

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As Gupta wrote “Incredible buddy. What a proud proud moment. God bless her pappa – the Great.”

While composer Dadlani tweeted, “Despite you, not because of you! Seriously, though, I’m so incredibly happy and so incredibly proud, I can only imagine how you feel, Sujoy. Only the beginning for Diya!”

These kinds of selections only push the moral of newcomers and talented artists to just another level and we wish to see more talent from India getting selected in film festivals like these. Kudos to Divya Ghosh for Neighbourhood Ties and we wait to see her magic on the bigger screen.

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