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Bishnupriya Manipuri Films: A new direction to the society


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By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi


Cinema is the finest form of creativity and art. Fortunate are those who are blessed with this potential and have been in the profession of filmmaking. It is praiseworthy who had acted and had been the part of the Bishnupriya Manipuri films. The Producers, directors, actors, singers, and crewmembers are worthy of appreciation for their endeavor. These movies have sown the seeds for the future movies that will be on the community.

Somewhere these movies, be it is the recently released Paritraan or Kalling have inspired the upcoming directors and producers to make films on Bishnupriya Manipuri community. Definitely, the new crop of directors and producers will be highlighting the different aspect of the community in their ingenious way.

What would be the possible stories that these to-be directors would be touching? Will it be sensitizing an issue of the community, what Kalling has done? Like Paritraan, will they be presenting the changing social ethos in our villages in the movies? One cannot predict, what would be the storyline of the next movie will be? One thing is sure that they will be taking the Bishnupriya Manipuri movie to a new height, what today it is missing.

Some might have reservation to praise these movies. Reasons might be many and valid. These movies have failed because one benchmarks it with Bollywood or Hollywood movies. If one isolate oneself, and for a moment keep himself away from the influence of movies made outside, one will definitely praise these movies. At least the critics will praise the creative juice the directors and crewmembers have poured in these movies.



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