The real story of Shyam Benegal’s "Manthan" reaches Cannes 2024

Shyam Benegal's classic film "Manthan" will be showcased at the 77th Cannes Film Festival in May 2024, following a significant restoration & highlighting its timeless appeal globally.

Celebrating "White Revolution"

Being released in 1976, the movie tells the story of India's transformation from a milk-deficient nation to a dairy powerhouse.

Based On True Story

The film is based on the true story of Verghese Kurien, who founded Amul, a key part of India's dairy industry.

The movie used crowd-sourcing with 500,000 farmers to fund production, showing the strong bond between the film & the community.

Peak Crowd-Sourcing

Awards & Recognition

The movie received two National Film Awards, including Best Feature Film in Hindi & Best Screenplay, confirming its status as a celebrated film in Indian cinema.

Stellar Cast

The film features a stellar ensemble cast, including Girish Karnad, Smita Patil, Naseeruddin Shah, and other renowned actors who bought the story to life.

Kurein's Vision

The movie explores the impact of the "White Revolution," focusing on Verghese Kurien's contributions and his vision for empowering dairy farmers in Gujarat.

Film Heritage Foundation Recognition

The Film Heritage Foundation also highlighted the unique production history of "Manthan" and its cultural significance.

International Spotlight

Manthan is all set to receive international recognition at the Cannes Film Festival 2024, bringing back the importance of India's transformative journey.

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