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77th Cannes Film Festival: On Friday, the iconic Manthan, starring the late Smita Patil, directed by Shyam Benegal, will be presented.

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77th Cannes Film Festival: On Friday, the iconic Manthan, starring the late Smita Patil, directed by Shyam Benegal, will be presented.

On Friday at Salle Bunuel, the 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival will feature a distinguished gala screening of Shyam Benegal’s iconic film Manthan, marking a momentous occasion for Indian cinema on a worldwide scale.

This year’s Cannes Classic section of the festival has only one Indian film, Manthan, starring the late actress Smita Patil. In addition, Naseeruddin Shah, Girish Karnad, Mohan Agashe, Anant Nag, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, and Amrish Puri were among the cast members.

Five million dairy farmers of the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which sells its goods under the Amul brand, created the film, which is based on the groundbreaking milk cooperative movement of Dr. Verghese Kurien, the founder of the White Revolution in India.

The film, which is set in Gujarat, was the first crowdfunded production in Indian history. It was fully funded by ₹2 donations from 500,000 farmers. Kurien had written the screenplay for the film with Vijay Tendulkar.

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Manthan was the 1977 winner of two National Film Awards: Best Hindi Feature Film and Best Screenplay for Tendulkar. Additionally, it served as India’s formal submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 1976.

The late Smita Patil’s family, Naseeruddin Shah, the film’s producers, and Shivendra Singh Dungarpur of the Film Heritage Foundation will all be present for the Cannes premiere of the repaired version of the movie.

“I was absolutely delighted when Shivendra told me that Film Heritage Foundation was going to restore “Manthan” in collaboration with the Gujarat Milk Marketing Federation Ltd.,” Shyam Benegal remarked previously, in reference to the film’s Cannes premiere. Manthan is a movie that I hold very dear since it was made possible by 500,000 farmers and played a significant role in the development of an amazing cooperative movement that sought to liberate farmers from the oppressive constraints of caste and economic inequity.”

“It will remind the world of the great Verghese Kurien, the Father of the White Revolution, and the power of cinema as a vehicle of change,” he continued. I have been closely monitoring the repair with Govind Nihalani, and I am astounded by the methodical approach used to the restoration. Seeing the movie come to life virtually exactly as we created it is amazing. The Film Heritage Foundation has been restoring films with amazing success. In addition to expertly conserving films from every corner of India, they are also re-releasing them to the public at international film festivals and theatres, showcasing our distinct cinematic legacy to people throughout the globe today.”

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The 2024 Cannes Film Festival will begin on May 14 and run until May 25.

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Dolly Singh on her “love-hate” relation with her physical appearance

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Dolly Singh on her “love-hate” relation with her physical appearance

Actress and content producer Dolly Singh recently talked about her weight swings and image worries in an Instagram post. She has since acknowledged that she is still working on accepting her body as it is and that there are still days when she stays away from others in order to avoid hearing criticism of her fluctuations in weight.

Dolly revealed in an Instagram post how people make fun of her weight. Her house is not one of the few individuals or places, she claimed, where she feels safe enough to be herself.

Relationship between hate and love
“Like everybody else, I’ve had a journey with my body of accepting it, not accepting it, Hating it and loving it and all of that,” she says when explaining why she decided to share the picture. I believe that I was just thinking about something when I decided to post about it at this particular moment. I recently lost a lot of weight, which is very normal for me because I usually gain less weight than I lose. Of course, this also brings scrutiny because my weight fluctuates like everyone else’s, and I suddenly realised that I was avoiding some people because I felt that my new weight or appearance will not invite great things from them or they will not be welcoming it maybe, wonder how safe space in the scenario is so important, it’s only a few people in your life that really let you be and enjoy and don’t make everything about how you look and your weight and everything else so I felt sad”. 

I felt certain that many others would be in a similar situation, therefore it was also something I wanted to discuss. “I decided to share it through my Instagram post,” the actor continued. Thank You For Coming is his most recent Bollywood blockbuster.

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Continuous journey
Dolly, who rose to stardom on social media, acknowledges that she is still working on coming to terms with her physical appearance.

It has been a long journey, similar to every woman’s, she recalls. “It took me many years to really come to terms with the way I am, accept it if not love it,” she says. “Obviously, as a kid, you don’t really know, and then suddenly you’re very aware of how you look and how people perceive you and that you don’t meet the beauty standards.”

If I’m being absolutely honest, I believe that my true sense of contentment with my identity and appearance didn’t exist until I was around 25 or 26. Although the majority of days are wonderful, there are still bad ones. I think social media has definitely helped me a lot, she adds. “And honestly, I actually owe it to people on the Internet who follow me and say nice things because it has given me such a confidence boost and people who constantly put out such body positive content,” she says.

Not a simple procedure
In this passage, Dolly acknowledges that her journey towards self-acceptance has not been easy.

When asked about her greatest struggle, she responds, “I think the hardest part is to keep doing it and keep reminding yourself that what you have is great and of course you can be fitter and whatever your goal maybe, but that doesn’t mean that what you have right now, the body that is providing for you, is doing any less, or you should be hating it.” She also says that she has had to constantly pick herself up from pieces because it’s not like once you start loving yourself there are no bad days.

“Even though others may say otherwise, I think it’s difficult to constantly remind yourself that that’s not how it is,” she adds. “Because sometimes I try to look at my body as a friend and that’s when I start feeling bad for how I treat it sometimes or how I say mean things to it sometimes.”

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When you ask her if she feels totally at ease with your body right now, Dolly says, “It’s a journey..And while it might be a rollercoaster, I believe that as we get older and wiser, navigating the changing ways our bodies and skin look has become simpler, but the journey never ends.

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