Three Manipuri films to be screened at IFFI after gap of 11 years

November 16th, 2007 - 6:46 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Nov 16 (ANI): After 11 years of silence, Manipuri cinema came alive again with the entry of the Manipuri feature film Yenning Amadi Likla, in the feature film section of the Indian Panorama of the International Festival of India (IFFI) 2007.
The last Manipuri film, which entered in the feature film section of Indian Panorama was Shyam Sharmas Sanabi (The Frey Mare) in 1996.
Makhonmani Mongsabas 154-minute film is among 21 selected feature films. Aribam Syam Sharmas 58-minute documentary Rajarshi Bhagyachandra of Manipur and Haobam Paban Kumars 19-minute short fiction film Ngaihak Lambida (Along the way) are among 15 selected non-feature films.
Yenning Amadi likla is the story of a nature-loving child who was neglected by his parents. The film made in 16mm and blown up in 35mm and is produced by six ladies namely Umarani, Saroja, Santibala, Ibemhal, Sunitibala and Victoria. Moirangthem Inao has penned the story.
The Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata has produced Ngaihak Lambida. The film, scripted by MK Binodini, is about the story of a woman who searches for freedom.
Syam Sharmas 35mm film Rajyashree Bhagyachandra of Manipur is made in english and produced by the Films Division, Mumbai. The film is scripted by MK Binodini and Syam Sharma. The film is based on Bhagyachandra who was one of the greatest Vaishnava kings of Manipur. A versatile person of immense qualities, he was an expert strategist who wielded his sword to defend his land and people, and yet an artistic genius of divine sensibilities who gave the world the classical dance of Manipuri Ras.
A list of 21 feature films and 15 non-feature films have been selected for the IFFI that will be held in Goa from November 23 to December 3.
According to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), no Manipuri feature film was produced in the year 2006, while 62 Manipuri video films were produced during the year as per the record of the CBFC. (ANI)

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