Two Manipuri movies -a function movie ‘Eigi Kona (Stallone My Pony)’ and a non-feature movie ‘Highways of Life’ have been chosen for the Indian Panorama of the 51st Worldwide Movie Competition of India (IFFI 2020).
The 90 minute ‘Eigi Kona (Stallone My Pony)’ was amongst 20 function movies chosen from a large pool of 183 up to date Indian movies by a jury of 12 members headed by acclaimed filmmaker and screenwriter John Mathew Matthan.
It’s a movie by Swarna Kamal awardee Bobby Wahengbam and nationwide awardee filmmaker Maipaksana Haorongbam and it was produced by Dr Okay Sushila Devi.
The movie is an index of how polo gamers and ponies are main pathetic lives within the birthplace of polo.
Then again ‘Highways of Life’ was amongst 20 non-feature movies chosen from a various pool of 143 up to date Indian non-feature movies by a jury of seven members headed by acclaimed function and documentary filmmaker Haobam Paban Kumar.
The 52-minute film- Highways of Life is an in depth take a look at the excessive octane lives of Manipur’s freeway truckers. The movie travels with a bunch of truckers via these unfavourable highways placing their lives on the frontline, ferrying important commodities to serve the three million folks of Manipur.
The movie is directed by younger and energetic filmmaker Amar Maibam and it was produced by the Movies Division.
‘Highways of Life’ has been not too long ago conferred with the perfect movie award on the Liberation Docfest 2020, Dhaka and has been proven within the competitors part of many different reputed movie festivals together with the Kathmandu Worldwide Mountain Movie Competition.
On the number of his movie for IFFI 2020, filmmaker Amar Maibam stated, “It’s an honour for us. However extra importantly, I shall be happier as our problems with highways and its relationship with the folks is acknowledged amongst a wider viewers. I thank the crew members and everybody who supported the movie.”
Echoing the same sentiment, well-known movie critic Meghachandra Kongbam who’s the President of the Movie Society of Manipur, stated, “It’s a nice achievement of Manipuri cinema, the main cinema of Tibeto-Burman languages within the nation that two Manipuri movies have been chosen within the function and non-feature sections of the Indian Panorama of the 51st IFFI 2020.”
Final week, ‘I Rise’, a brief movie on ace boxer Laishram Sarita Devi, directed by Manipur’s Nationwide award profitable filmmaker Borun Thokchom, had bagged the Finest documentary award on the ninth Mumbai Quick Worldwide Movie Competition.