Director Neeraj Ghaywan’s Masaan was treated to an overwhelming five-minute long standing ovation at the Cannes International Festival.

The film premiered in the Un Certain Regard section of the prestigious annual movie gala.

Starring Richa Chadha, the movie is an Indo-French co-production produced by Manish Mundra, Macassar Productions, Phantom Films, Sikhya Entertainment, Arte France Cinema and Pathe productions.

“I was always curious about what a man, who encounters death in his day-to-day life, thinks about mortality. That’s where the idea for ‘Masaan’ came,” Ghaywan had told PTI before his trip to Cannes.

After having received the award, Ghaywan tweeted “Broke down at the unstoppable applause. Thanks everyone! Missed you so much @anuragkashyap72, editor @nitin_baid, DP @avinasharun20! #Masaan.”

Actress Richa Chaddha also took to twitter after receiving an amazing response at the Cannses, She tweeted “Got teary at the 5 minute long standing ovation. Thank you everyone. @ghaywan, first thanks to you,” as she congratulated the team.