Saturday, October 20, 2007

Tingya does it, Paradesi does not

My friend Mangesh Hadawale's Marathi film Tingya is selected to Indian Panorama section of IFFI 2007 to be held at Goa. I am happy, though I am yet to see the film. Tingya, set in a Maharashtra village, is 26-year old Mangesh's first film.

Today I get news that Maharashtra govt has announced a special award for Tingya.

I am not too worried about Paradesi not making it. If Malayalam media is obsessed with that exclusion, let it be.

I hope Mangesh does not go into oblivion like many other talented directors who made an impact with their first films (and got awards for it). Anybody knows where Ajayan -- of Peruthachchan -- is? Ali Akbar and George Kithu settled for routine stuff, Suresh Unnitthan settled for TV serials when he came back after a long break..


Lotus Reads said...

I would love to see "Tingya". Do you have any idea if and when it might be released on DVD?

sudeep said...

Tingya is releasing in cinema halls in Maharashtra later this month. The film has also won two major awards for the best film by a debutant director in the year 2007 -- Aravindan award and Lankesh award.

manjiri said...
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manjiri said...

hello. I am Manjiri Joshi from the newspaper Sunday Yuva. I wish to interview the kid who played Tingya- Sharad Goekar. Could you help me get in touch with the director or anyone else who could help me for this? My email id is

Manjiri said...

I request you to delete my comment as it has my personal id.