Walking the red carpet with eminent producers across the world was a moment to cherish for Tamil producer-director Elred Kumar, whose film, Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal (MUK), was screened at Cannes.
According to the director, the film was well received with several producers showing interest in its remake rights. "I have signed a contract with Eccho Remake, a Los Angeles-based company that has acquired remake rights of MUK," writes Kumar in an e-mail.
"Talks are on for remake rights in Korean and European languages. It was an enriching experience for me."
At Cannes Kumar also met Anurag Kashyap (pictured).
"We are in discussion on jointly working on a Hindi project," revealed the producer of RS Infotainment known for its blockbusters such as Vinniaithaandi Varuvaaya.
Kashyap's movie, Gangs of Wasseypur, is India's first mainstream film to be screened in the Director's Fortnight section at the Cannes Film Festival. The epic follows a feuding family over 60 years in the rural eastern coal district of Dhanbad in India.
It stars Manoj Bajpayee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Richa Chadda.
Kashyap says being at Cannes has increased interest in his movies in India. He says Indian movies that are not Bollywood are too often "sidelined as very boring and art house, and they don't often get released" in his country.
But he said when "people everywhere are endorsing the film, back home they suddenly take it very seriously".
Kashyap has another film titled Peddlers showing in the festival's Critic's Week section.
— With inputs from AP