“Phijeegi Mani” Enthralls Manipuris in Mizoram

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Entertained, Enchanted, Exhilarated!! Well, these words aptly describe what the Manipuris in Mizoram experienced on the auspicious occasion of “Cheiraoba 2012” on April 14. And delivering these three big ‘Es’ are the N E Brothers, which organized the screening of the National Award winning Manipuri film “Phijeegi Mani” at the Vanapa Hall in (place). The film came to Mizoram after the successful screening in Shillong, Pune and Singapore.
With more than 350 viewers, the Vanapa Hall witnessed a day of cultural extravaganza. The Mizoram Manipuris were in wait for a triple treat as the event started with three cultural programmes performed by the immensely talented Manipuri children in Mizoram. Despite growing up away from Manipur and in a totally different environment, these kids were deeply rooted to the cultures and traditions of Manipur. We really appreciate their parents who introduced them to the rich cultures of our state, at such an early age.

We thank Mrs. Vanlalsawmi, Lecturer of Govt Aizawl College and Mr. Khaidem Kanta, President of “Manipuri Sahitya Parishad” for sharing their wonderful thought regarding the Cultural differences and Unity among Mizos and Manipuris.

The cultural programmes were then followed by the much awaited film “Phijeegi Mani”. The film received incredible response from the audience. They were completely engulfed in an ambience of mixed emotions as the strong and beautiful message of the film moved and touched everyone’s heart. Seeing this highly positive response, we are further inspired to promote such beautiful and meaningful Manipuri films beyond the North-Eastern regions.

The N E Brothers presented the producer of the film, Medha Sharmi with a small token of appreciation for delivering such a wonderful piece of work. This was just a small nice gesture to encourage many producers like her to produce more such amazing films, that will give a new dimension to Manipuri films.

The N E Brothers, committed to its objective of promoting quality films and talented Directors and Producers, concluded the event with the screening of one more beautiful film ‘Yairipok ki Thambalnu Amaga’, Directed by Romi Meitei.

We would like to thank Mizoram Manipuris for devoting their valuable time to make this event a grand success. A big thank you also goes out to the volunteers for helping us to pull out this event superbly.

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