Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Manipur and Films....

Manipur with a population of just about 20 lakhs, is known much for the rich culture. People today know about the Raas Leela, Manipuri Dance, Pung Cholom etc, and are much recognised in the cultural circle.

A Little known fact is that, this tiny state produces about 12 films a year, and that it has given Film makers like Aribam Shyam Sharma, ( I won't talk much about the award here..crap..read at K's about the award ), whose films had won International acclaim, and awards.

............Meanwhile, Cine Artists and Technicians Association, Manipur, expressed happiness over the conferment of Padmashri to Aribam Shyam Sharma, noted filmmaker.
His film 'Imagi Ningthem' had won the grand prize at the International film festival at Nante in 1982 and it was the first Indian film to win this award. His film 'Ishanou' represented India in the 1990 Cannes film festival. [more]

Reminder that.....
'The AFSPA 1958,' a film based on the movement in Manipur demanding repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in July, 2004, will be screened at the Mumbai International Film Festival, officials here said. [same source as above]

Hindu, does give a lot of coverage to the NE. Thanks...

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Blogger thalassa_mikra said...

In the good ol' days of DD monopoly, I could at least catch his films when they were broadcast on Sunday afternoons. Now, I just have no way to access them. Are they ever brought out on DVDs?

31/1/06 10:44 AM  
Anonymous Sanity Starved said...

Wow! I didn't know that!

31/1/06 11:43 PM  

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