Neeraj Ghaywan’s Masaan & Gurvinder Singh’s Chauthi Koot selected for Cannes Film Festival, 2015

Posted: April 16, 2015 by moifightclub in cast & crew, cinema, Film Festival, Indie, News
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It seems like another good year for desi indies at Cannes. Two films have been selected in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival this year, and interestingly, both the films are Indo-French productions. Masaan (Fly Away Solo) is directed by our own Neeraj Ghaywan and written by Varun Grover. Both are editors and contributors at moiFightClub.

The second film is Gurvinder Singh’s Chauthi Koot.

Here are the details –

MASAAN (Fly Away Solo)


Four lives intersect along the Ganges – a lower-caste boy in hopeless love, a daughter ridden with guilt of a sexual encounter ending in a tragedy, a hapless father with a fading morality, and a spirited child yearning for a family, long to escape the moral constructs of a small-town.

Neeraj Ghaywan had won the Global Filmmaker Award at Mahindra Sundance 2014 for Masaan, and was also part of the prestigious Mahindra Sundance Screenwriters’ Lab (Now Dhrishyam Sundance Lab).

The film is an Indo-French co-production produced by Manish Mundra, Macassar Productions, Phantom Films, Sikhya Entertainment, Arte France Cinema and Pathé productions.


Richa Chadda, Sanjay Mishra, Vicky Kaushal, Shweta Tripathi, Vineet Kumar, Pankaj Tripathi, Bhupesh Singh, Bhagwan Tiwari, Satya Kam Anand and Nikhil Sahani.


Director : Neeraj Ghaywan

Writer : Varun Grover

Editor : Nitin Baid
DoP: Avinash Arun Dhaware
Songs composed by: Indian Ocean
Background score: Bruno Coulais
Sound: Sanjay Maurya, Allwin Rego & Gilles Benardeau
Casting Director: Mukesh Chhabra
Costume: Shruti Kapoor
Production Design: Ranjit Singh
First Assistant Director: Karuna Dutt
Co-produced by: Dipa De Motwane

Associate Producers: Ranjan Singh and Rati Shankar Tripathi.

Chauthi Koot

Chauthi Koot (Fourth Direction), Gurvinder Singh’s second movie after Anhe Ghore Da Daan, is based on two short stories by Punjabi writer Waryam Singh Sandhu. Chauthi Koot has been co-produced by Kartikeya Singh and Sunil Doshi in India, and Catherine Dussart in France. The film is about the state-sponsored crimes of the 1980s and the resistance movement it spawned.

  1. Atul says:

    Badhaa ho 🙂

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  4. shivang oza says:

    I have nothing to say….i feel some of the members and followers and young actors,writers,directors….upcoming producers should get chance to go and watch and learn @cannes film festival… there can be exposure…for us.I wanna watch and be a part of dhrihyam and Sundance institute….whom should I get in touch with…?? – Shivang oza.

    • Exactly what I feel too. I would also like a chance to be a part of the screenwriting workshop and such organised (Drishyam Sundance Lab). Unfortunately I was late to the party and missed application deadline for the last one. Is there something like that which I can look out for in the near future?

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