On the evening of May 24, the audience at the Cannes premiere of “Agra” delivered a thunderous five-minute standing ovation in appreciation of the film’s brilliance. It was met with overwhelmingly positive reviews, confirming its selection in the Directors’ Fortnight Section as a testament to its standing.
“Agra” is one of four Indian films chosen for the esteemed 2023 Cannes Film Festival. This is Behl’s second submission to Cannes following his successful 2014 debut “Titli,” which was featured in the Un Certain Regard category.
Sharma’s extraordinary acting skills were on full display in “Agra.” She joined a talented cast including Rahul Roy, Priyanka Bose, and Ruhani Sharma. Sharma’s outstanding performances in Emmy Award-winning Netflix series such as “Delhi Crime,” “Leila,” and “Decoupled” have cemented her reputation as an audience favourite.
With substantial theatre experience under her belt, Sharma has honed her acting skills on stages in Delhi and Assam under the guidance of acclaimed directors. Her global recognition includes a memorable performance in a play directed by British Director Pramila Le Hunte at the Edinburgh Fringe festival and a collaboration with the Yuva Ekta Foundation at the National Theatre of Scotland.
Sharma’s portrayal of an Alzheimer’s patient in Geeta Lal Sahai’s short film won widespread praise and further boosted her reputation as an exceptional performer. She has also made noteworthy appearances in Santwana Bordoloi’s “Maj Rati Keteki” and Kenny Basumatary’s latest film, “Ki Kowa Dosti.”
In “Agra,” Sharma plays the character Babita, adding her extraordinary talents to the compelling storyline. The film’s tremendous reception at Cannes and Sharma’s remarkable performance mark a significant milestone for the Assam film industry.
Sharma’s success goes beyond regional achievements, as demonstrated by her exceptional performance in “Agra” and the film’s stellar reception at Cannes. Her accomplishment has set a new high for Assam’s film industry.