TODAY -
Sadanand, Binata, Thoithoi awarded
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, February 12 2009: The 4th foundation day of the Film Academy, Manipur (FAM) was observed with a glittering function held at Rupmahal Theatre, here today.

RK Film Division Special Awards given to the best actor, the best actress and the best comedian were presented on the occasion.

The best actor award this year went to Hamom Sadananda, the best actress to Laishram Binata and the best comedian to Th Thoithoi (Mombi).

The awards were given to them based on the opinion poll conducted in three months by the FAM.

Speaking on the occasion as the chief guest, MLA O Joy noted the role of the FAM in production of high quality films in the state, and also stressed the need for having its own building.

He said that efforts were on to acquire land measuring 100 acres for the building at Canchipur from the government.

If the government happens to disallow the acquisition of land at the site, it should be taken by force, he asserted.

Artistes of this small state are not lagging behind compared to that of other parts of India, the MLA said and recalled the acting ofyesteryear's artistes of the state like Oinam Babu.

His comedy was not less than to that of Hindi film comedian Ashrani, he added.

But, inspite of its quality, artistes of the state could not expose to the outside world and remains concentrated in the state bounded by nine hill ranges only.

It due to the state being a small state of the India, he said.

He further said that today, the Manipuri digital film has become a job oriented one and can contribute in improving the economy of the state.

The function was also attended by the advisor of the academy MK Ahamad Ali as president and senior announcer of the AIR Imphal and film actor A Iso Sharma as guest of honour.

Iso Sharma speaking on the occasion observed that due to the lack of film policy of the state, sometimes the artistes are feeling discourage of not encouraging them.

He also said that if a film institute is open in the state, the development of film in the state will be enhanced.


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