Director Neeraj Ghaywan’s "Masaan" was treated to a five-minute long standing ovation at the Cannes International Festival, leaving the actress teary-eyed.

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.

"Got teary at the 5 minute long standing ovation. Thank you everyone. @ghaywan, first thanks to you," Richa tweeted alongside a photo, showing people applauding and congratulating the team of the film.

Ghaywan also took to Twitter to express his happiness.

"Broke down at the unstoppable applause. Thanks everyone! Missed you so much @anuragkashyap72, editor @nitin_baid, DP @avinasharun20! #Masaan." 

Shweta Tripathi, who also stars in the film, tweeted, "Sweetest khushi ke aasoos happend. Thank you @ghaywan fr this beautiful film n memories tht will last a lfetme #Masaan." 

"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.