Akash Atae Konyak’s latest Nagamese feature film “Morom Laka Chehira” was released on Thursday by President of International Human Rights Commission (India), Nagaland State, Richard Lotha here at Tourist Lodge, Dimapur in the presence of the cast, personalities from the Nagamese film industry and members of Karbi Artist Forum.
Releasing the film, Lotha, who attended the programme as the special guest, said that movies made in Nagaland have the capacity to promote cultures and tell their stories and working together with the Government and in close association with the film industries of other states is the way forward.
He assured Konyak of his assistance whenever needed and asked him to not feel alone.
Filmmaker and actor Munna Yadav, who was one of the guests of honour maintained in his speech that the film industry in the state has remained stagnate over the years when the industries in the neighbouring states like Assam and Manipur have progressed.
According to Yadav, the filmmakers in the state see no return on investments as there are no cinema halls for such movies and no one these days buy DVDs, causing most of the filmmakers here to leave the profession and Konyak is among the last few who has remained.
Adding that there is no Government support for the filmmakers here, he however opined that if the film industries of the states in the northeast region collaborate, this might create a wider market for the films and bring positive changes.
Similar sentiments of collaborations were also shared by KAF President Katharson Engti and KAF General Secretary Mondor Teron who were present as guests of honour.
While Engti on the occasion blamed the “problem of marketing” for the poor condition of regional films, Teron suggested that making shorter films can give positive results as no one has the patience now to watch movies that run for three hours.
Released on DVD, “Morom Laka Chehira” is now available in the markets. (Page News Service)