In Cannes, Madhavan heaps praise on Modi; 'Rocketry: The Nambi Effect' gets standing ovation

Says this is 'new India'

France Cannes 2022 R. Madhavan Photo Call

Actor R. Madhavan whose directorial debut Rocketry: The Nambi Effect premiered at the Cannes Film Market and received a standing ovation, praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for introducing "micro-economy" and making it a success.

In a video clip, which Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur, shared on the social media platform Koo, the actor says, "When the prime minister of India started his term, he introduced the micro-economy and digital currency. There was a furore around the world among the economic community which said it is not going to work, it is a disaster, because how you are going to get the farmers who are uneducated in small villages to handle smartphones and handle their economy."

He said many thought that "micro-economy" was going to be a big disaster in India. "In a couple of years, that whole story changed, and India became one of the largest users of micro-economy in the world....that is new India."

Meanwhile, the actor took to Twitter to say Rocketry: The Nambi Effect received a “deafening 10-minute standing ovation” at Cannes. He also thanked Union minister Thakur for his high praise of the movie.

Thakur had said in a tweet that the movie will is "spellbinding and will leave the audience speechless." It is a story the world must see, he wrote.

Thanking the minister, the actor replied, "I am at a complete loss of words right now … just a overwhelming sense of relief and deep gratitude. Your words and reactions will for ever stay in our hearts."