Tinsel town celebrities like Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi and Rajkumar Rao among others have lauded Neeraj Ghaywan's directorial "Masaan" and have called it a beautiful, great and outstanding film.
Masaan, which won two prestigious awards at the Cannes International Film Festival in May, will hit the Indian screens only on Friday.
Produced by Drishyam Films, Phantom Films, Macassar Productions and Sikhya Entertainment, Masaan stars Sanjay Mishra and Richa Chadha in the lead along with newcomers Shweta Tripathi and Vicky Kaushal. A special screening of the film was organised in Mumbai on Tuesday.
The film's story revolves around four lives which intersect along the Ganga river: a low-caste boy falling hopelessly in love, a daughter ridden with guilt of a sexual encounter ending in a tragedy, a hapless father with fading morality, and a spirited child yearning for a family, long to escape the moral constructs of a small town.
Here's what the celebrities had to say about the film:
Saw "Masaan". A film that was given two awards at Cannes is undoubtedly a great movie. Congratulations team Masaan.
@RichaChadha_ @guneetm MASAAN is truly a coming of age of Hindi cinema. Direction writing photography ensemble acting first rate. MUST WATCH.
Loved Masaan! Class act by @RichaChadha_ & Sanjay Misra. Vicky K & Shweta T are such amazing finds. Hail @ghaywan @guneetm @CastingChhabra
So many beautiful performances in one film #Masaan @RichaChadha_ @battatawada #SanjayMishra #VickyKaushal
Neil Nitin Mukesh:
Just finished watching the screening of an outstanding film. Technically brilliant,a film the entire cast and crew should be proud of MASAAN
OUTSTANDING! Top notch in every dept.Take a bow @ghaywan U've made a truly special film.@CastingChhabra @avinasharun20 hats off guys.#Masaan
#Masaan is heartbreaking, hopeful, beautiful, brilliant! Amongst the pathos there is humour too! Kudos @RichaChadha_ @ghaywan @varungrover.
Monica Dogra retweeted Masaan Can't say it enough... #Masaan is amazing. Watch this film!!
Aditi Rao Hydari:
Amaaaaaaazing writing @varungrover... Looooooved #Masaan