At the Grand Lumiere Theatre, at the 2023 76th Cannes Film Festival, Anurag Kashyap’s Kennedy created history. Kennedy is the story of an insomniac cop who is always seeking redemption. Presumed dead for a long time, he operates secretly for the corrupt system.
Anurag Kashyap’s Kennedy is the 1st Indian film that screened in the midnight section at The Grand Lumiere Theatre. Now it has joined the likes of Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon and Johnny Depp’s Jeanne du Barry. Like the other two, Kennedy received a 7-minute standing ovation from the audience.
Anurag Kashyap states, “It’s always special to show your film to the world at Cannes and it’s a lifetime moment to play at the Grand Theatre Lumiere. Kennedy is a very special film to me and extremely personal too. We have put our heart and soul into making this film. 7 minutes long standing ovation from the audience has made me full of gratitude. I am very grateful and excited at the same time.”
Anurag Kashyap had Chiyaan Vikram in mind for the role, as his nickname is Kennedy and that’s how the movie got its name. He tried to reach him but couldn’t, so the role was passed on to Rahul Bhatt.
Sunny Leone who plays a key role in the film, said, “I am thrilled to make my Cannes debut with ‘Kennedy’ being screened here. It’s only a dream few actors get to live, and I take a lot of pride in being a part of such a prestigious event. I cannot wait to see how the global audience reacts.”
Anurag Kashyap is back in a big way!!