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'Eigi Kona' receives 'Rajat Kamal'

 

Source: Chronicle News Service

Imphal, October 25 2021: Eigi Kona (Stallone My Pony) has been conferred the Rajat Kamal for the Best Regional Manipuri Feature Film at the awards distribution ceremony of the 67th National film awards held on Monday at Bigyan Bhavan, New Delhi which'had been kept in abeyance for some time due to the pandemic.

The film is produced by K Sushila and directed by Maipaksana Haorongbam and Bobby Wahengbam.

K Sushila and Maipaksana received the prestigious awards from the Vice President of India.

The film also figured in reputed festivals such as Indian Panorama, 51st IFFI, Goa; 4th OIFFA, Canada; Indica Film Utsav 2020 and Trissur International Film Festival 2021 among others.

The film is an indexical of the sorry state of ponies and polo players in the birth place of polo.

Maintaining the notion of realism, the film tells the story of Thawai, a young promising polo player and his hand to mouth family where immense poverty makes him bear the brunt and pangs of separation from his pony, a family lineage.

But he is the hope for future generation to rejuvenate the pride of playing polo.

At the end of the day, love of polo and pony prevails over poverty and business.

Actor Shaolin impressively tailors the boy; Prafullo gives a performance of lifetime along with other noted actors including Tonthoi, Shanti, Jasmine, Phiroj, Romesh, Deven, child actor Berlin and polo player Muhindro.

Dr K Sushila Leima, the producer is a retired art and culture director.

She ventured into this film as a second production having produced a commercial film entitled, 'Emoinu' .

Maipaksan Haorongbam works for DIPR as video editor and has won the Rajat Kamal, earlier with his feature film, 'Eibusu Yaohanbiyu' at the" 63rd National Film Awards.

Bobby Wahengbam has also won the National Award, Swarna Kamal for the best book at the 65th National film Awards earlier.

The film is cinematographed by another national award-winning cameraman Irom Maipak and edited by Rajkumar Lalmani.