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Miss Lovely is India's entry at Cannes

An Indian movie has made it to the 65th Cannes Film Festival. Ashim Ahluwalia’s Miss Lovely will be part of the A Certain Regard, with about 20 other entries. Set in the Mumbai of the mid-1980s, Miss Lovely is a story of sleaze and suspicion.

india Updated: May 15, 2012 17:16 IST
Gautaman Bhaskaran
Miss-Lovely-director-Ashim-Ahluwalia
Miss-Lovely-director-Ashim-Ahluwalia

An Indian movie has made it to the 65th Cannes Film Festival. Ashim Ahluwalia’s Miss Lovely will be part of the A Certain Regard, with about 20 entries.

The last Indian work to screen at Cannes was Vikramaditya Motwane’s Udaan in the 2010 A Certain Regard.

Set in the Mumbai of the mid-1980s, Miss Lovely is a story of sleaze and suspicion.

Two brothers, Vicky and Sonu, make C-grade movies, and fall in love with the same woman.

Miss Lovely stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Niharika Singh and Anil George.

Here's a look at the competition list:

Moonrise Kingdom, dir. Wes Anderson (opening film)

Rust & Bone, dir. Jacques Audiard

Holy Motors, dir. Leos Carax

Cosmospolis, dir. David Cronenberg

Paperboy, dir. Lee Daniels

Killing Them Softly, dir. Andrew Dominik

Reality, dir. Matteo Garrone

Amour, dir. Michael Haneke

Lawless, dir. John Hillcoats

In Another Country, dir. Hong Sang Soo

The Taste of Money, dir. Im Sang-Soo

Like Someone in Love, dir. Abbas Kairostami

The Angel’s Share, dir. Ken Loach

Beyond the Hills, dir. Cristian Mungiu

After the Battle, dir.Yousry Nasrallah

Mud, dir. Jeff Nichols

Vous n’avez encore rien vu, dir. Alan Resnais

Post Tenebras Lux, dir. Carlos Reygadas

On the Road, dir. Walter Salles

Paris Amour, Ulrich Seidl

The Hunt, dir. Thomas Vinterberg



(Gautaman Bhaskaran has covered the Cannes Film Festival for over two decades, and will be writing this year for the Hindustantimes.com)