"Monsoon Shootout" will compete for the best debut feature award at the ongoing fest, which started May 15.
"Two of my friends were with me at that time (when I came to know that 'Monsoon Shootout' is going to Cannes). They searched on the system (computer) and said, 'Your film is going to Cannes.' And I said, 'Has it been sent or selected?' and they said, 'No, it has been selected'," Vijay said here in an interview.
"I just stood up and started dancing like a fool. My first response was very exhuberating and juvenile. After that, at night I ran to Amit's house," he added.
Written and directed and by Amit Kumar, "Monsoon Shootout", set against the monsoon-lashed gritty urban landscape of Mumbai, is an existential thriller that explores the impact of our choices on the lives of others and us.