On as special event in Mumbai of V Shantaram Award 2008 ceremony, Tingya won the Bronze award in Best film category. Tingya was nominated in four categories like best film,best director,best debut director and best child actor. Other films such as Taare zameen par, A Wednesday,Jodhaa Akbar,Rock On were also nominated in several categories.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Everyone around has whole heartedly accepted 'Taare Zameen Par' being the official Indian entry for the 81st Academy Awards in the foreign-language category.
It was quite natural to happen as no other Indian film in the recent times has captured the attention of the people all over India and also been able to communicate so effectively about a serious problem faced by the children like Aamir Khan's directorial debut.
But another very much critically acclaimed and realistic film is also preparing to begin its journey to try to reach the final round of the best foreign film section.
The Marathi film 'Tingya' considered as one responsible for reviving the interest in Marathi cinema will be going to the Oscars as an independent entry.
The fight to represent India at the Academy Awards was between 'TZP' and 'Tingya' directed by the first time film maker Mangesh Hadawale.
Finally after some hours of heated discussions the Jury of the Film Federation of India who are responsible for selecting the official entry to the Oscars gave the positive nod for 'Taare Zameen Par'.
Each and every other element that made the two films memorable and so widely appreciated were discussed in detail by the jury members before deciding on 'TZP'.
The only reason that worked against 'Tingya' getting the first place was the technical superiority that 'TZP' had.
The Marathi film which told the touching story of the relationship between a little boy and his pet bull amid the grave reality of the agrarian crisis in Maharastra penetrated deep inside the minds of all film lovers across the world riding on its fantastic and refreshing story line presented in a way through which the audience could relate to it perfectly.
The big difference in the technical side between the two top contenders was due to the very low budget of Rs.27 lakhs with which 'Tingya' was made.
After loosing out to 'TZP' the producer Ravi Rai decided to take his film as an independent entry.
It was for the second time 'TZP' and 'Tingya' competed against each other.
In the MAMI International Film Festival Awards the Marathi film had beaten Aamir's product and also 'Chak De India' to bag the top honour.
However producer Ravi Rai does not have any hard feelings due to 'TZP' getting the chance to be the official entry.
In fact 'TZP' is one of his favourite films and he does fully agree with the factor of technical finesse as given out by the jury members.
Whether 'Tingya' got selected to be India's film at the Oscar or not is not what has to be thought upon.
The incredible trip of this small yet beautiful film from a time when it was rejected by 42 producers, a determined man who believed in the simple innocent story going ahead with the project armed with a budget that do not even equal the fund of a top class music video made in Bollywood in the present times and finally winning over 37 awards globally is equal to getting any big award.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Critically acclaimed Marathi film "Tingya", a sensitive portrayal of a six-year-old boy's love for his bull in backdrop of Maharashtra's agrarian crisis, will be sent as an independent entry to this year's Oscars 2009 in the foreign language category.
"Tingya", which has won 37 awards including five at the international festivals, lost out to Aamir Khan's "Taare Zameen Par" when a Film Federation of India (FFI) jury chose the latter as India's official entry to the Academy.
Producer of "Tingya" Ravi Rai said he will apply independently. Rai also made it clear that he bore no ill will towards the FFI jury or Aamir's film.
"'Taare Zameen Par' is my personal favourite because a top star like Aamir decided to produce and direct a film about a relevant issue concerning children," Rai said.
Pointed out that "Tingya" was equally good, he claimed the jury members had a difficult choice in selecting the official entry. The decision and went against "Tingya" on grounds that it lacked technical finesse, he said.
"I feel a film's soul is more important," he added. The noted television producer who turned to big screen with "Tingya" directed by newcomer Mangesh Hadawale said all the nine films in fray this year were deserving. "It shows that good times are here for Indian cinema," he added.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tingya comes to Mumbai with awards and a legend streaming behind it. The legend is that a young man from Junnar, Mangesh Hadawale, wanted to make a film about a boy and a bull. He narrated his script to 41 producers, all of whom said it was a good story, but sorry, not their cup of tea.
The 42nd producer was Ravi Rai. Hadawale met him by the merest chance. Rai heard the story and said, “Let’s make it.” His only stipulation was, “Make it exactly as you told it.” That must have sounded to Hadawale like a hundred violins playing. So he made Tingya. And now it has won prestigious awards at home and is all set to go to Cannes.
The film’s gamut of emotions move in a completely natural way, leaving us free to learn our own moral-political lessons
I cannot help remembering Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchali at this point. When this classic film was proposed as an entry for the Cannes Film Festival, a number of powerful voices were raised against the idea. The film would show India “in bad light” they said. It was okay to be abjectly poor but not okay to show the world that you were. Fortunately Pandit Nehru had seen the film and loved it. He intervened and Pather Panchali not only went to Cannes but won the Special Jury Prize for the Best Human Document.
When Tingya goes to Cannes, no voices will be raised against it. India has four (10?) of the world’s richest men, its techies have taken over Silicon Valley, its beauty queen promotes French hair colour and there’s Bollywood, the eternal dream. India’s image is made. Tingya can go tell its story, no problem.
This then is the story. A small farmer’s old bull, Chitangya, falls into a ditch and is permanently incapacitated. The farmer has paid through his nose for a sack of potatoes which await sowing. But Chitangya cannot pull the plough. The farmer faces Sophie’s choice. Unless he sells Chitangya, he cannot buy another bull. Unless he buys another bull, he cannot plough. Unless he ploughs, his family will starve and the money-lender will be at his throat. But Chitangya and the farmer’s younger son, Tingya, have grown up together. Tingya cannot live without him. To make matters worse, Chitangya cannot be sold for farm work. He can only be sold for slaughter. Tingya bawls. With a child’s unanswerable logic he asks why his friend Rashida’s grandmother, who is also old and cannot work, isn’t being sold off to the butcher.
Finally Tingya learns that you can’t argue against old age and death. Nor can you equate human life with animal life. He also learns that life means birth as well.
There’s much else that happens in Tingya. Other threads, dark and bright, are woven into the main story to create the enduring fabric that is village life. Poverty gives the villagers the strength and stoicism to fight for survival against every odd. The noose hangs in the background, but mutual support keeps some necks out of it.
One scene sticks in the mind. It is twilight. Tingya sits on the threshold of the house. His mother comes from the river with a pitcher of water. “Never sit in the doorway when Lakshmi is entering the house,” she admonishes. Tingya asks, “What does that mean — Lakshmi is entering the house?” The mother goes indoors without a word.
That is the great strength of this film — the absence of heavily underlined “messages” and of contrived attempts to squeeze tears out of deeply emotional scenes. Hadawale’s touch is sure. He allows the story to tell itself through beautifully shot locations, perfectly paced editing, punchy dialogue and intense, controlled performances. Its emotions move between love, fear, anxiety, frustration, grief and humour in a completely natural way, like the seasonal cycle itself, leaving us free to learn our own moral-political lessons.
Finally, I’d see the film again just to see Sharad Goekar’s Tingya and Tarannum Pathan’s Rashida.
- Shanta Goghale (One of the most eminent film critics)
Saturday, April 12, 2008
'Tingya' (Sharad Goyekar) spent his life before in remote place in Rajuri in Junnar taluka. Now he will stay in pune city at 'Anand Park' on paud road with his new family. Tingya is adopted by Mr.Prakash Patil and his wife Priya Patil. Patil family adopted Tingya for improvement in his education and development of skills.Patil family belogs to educational field and they wish that Tingya complete his whole education staying with their family.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
SCREEN a weekly magazine rated TINGYA with 4 stars out of 5. SCREEN ratings to TINGYA based on Sharad Goyekar and Tarannum Pathan's good performance, Mangesh Hadawale's outstanding direction and producer Ravi Rai's choice of script .
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
As TINGYA is nominated in 45th MAHARASHTRA STATE GOVERNMENT FILM AWARDS in seven categories, state government already declared Sharad Goyekar(tingya) as best child actor for year 2007-08.This is his 3rd best child actor award only for tingya. Sharad will get honored at Aurangabad on 29th April in award distribution ceremony.
TINGYA is yet to release on 11th April this week and already gathering enormous attention by various film awards.This time TINGYA nominated in 45th MAHARASHTRA STATE GOVERNMENT FILM AWARDS in seven categories including best film,best story,best child actor,best dialogs,best lyrics,critics special award for best actor and best actress, and best supporting actress. The award ceremony is held on 29th April at Aurangabad in presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister , home minister and other maharashtra state government officials.
Nominated categories in details are,
1. Best Film
2. Best Story
3. Best Supporting Actress (Madhavi Juvekar as 'Anjana' )
4. Critics special award for Best Actor (Vitthal Umaap as 'Banubhai')
5. Critics special award for Best Actress (Chitra Nawathe as 'Nani')
6. Best Lyrics (Prakash Holkar)
7. Best Dialogs (Mangesh Hadawale)
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Yet another success for TINGYA's Ravi Rai's Small Town Boy production. This time TINGYA honoured as a Best production's first film(Debut) at 2nd prestigious V. Shantaram awards on evening at mumbai on 5th April .
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Its another honor for Ravi Rai's small town boy production's Marathi film TINGYA.This time TINGYA is nominated in prestigious V.Shantaram awards in five categories.
1.Best Story (Mangesh Hadawale)
2.Best Supporting Actress (Madhavi Juvekar as "Anjana" in film)
3.Best Child Actor (Sharad Goekar as "Tingya" in film)
4.Best Lyrics(Prakash Holkar)
5.Best Production's first film(Ravi rai's "a small town boy production")
The 'V. Shantaram Award' is constituted by Central Government, Maharashtra State Government and the V. Shantaram Motion Picture Scientific Research and Cultural Foundation, established in 1993 and offers various awards to film makers.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
On February 29th in 2008, the Finance Minister of the Government of India, Mr P. Chidambaram, announced the Budget for the year 2008-2009 in the Parliament in which the largest amount of 152.5 million dollars was kept aside to clear the debts of farmers in India. Why? The number of farmers' suicides in India spread over the length and breadth of the country had risen greatly. Tingya basically deals with this perennial problem of the farmers in India. However, that is only one of the major issues the film deals with. There are other equal and important issues, both social and domestic, dealt with by this film thus further underling why it qualified for our Critics' Prize.
Tingya is more about the life of farmers in remote villages in India. Their life is controlled by various conditions, i.e. land, weather, manpower, instruments, good seeds, as well as animals. Karbhari is a farmer who cultivates potatoes in a remote village in Maharashtra. His wife and two boys form their family in the strict sense. But that is not true enough. There are many other loved ones in their family like Chitangya, oxen born two months after Tingya. Therefore, the oxen was called Chitangya and treated as the third son of Karbhari's family. One day Chitangya accidentally falls into a deep pit which makes him almost invalid as one of his rear legs was severely injured.
This is the time for Karbhari to plough the land for seeding and two oxen are a must. There are three options available according to his wife: borrow money from the money lender which is readily available, but the recent suicide of Karbhari's friend frightens him from seeking the money lender's help. The next option is to borrow money from Mr Yakoob who is his immediate neighbor and a kind-hearted man. However, Yakoob is not rich enough to be able to support Karbhari at this point in time. Time is also very precious to Karbhari and his sister's husband who is rich and owns a tractor but this is of no help to Karbhari....
The last option is selling Chitangya for slaughtering, thereby earning at least half of the money to buy healthy oxen.... Tingya cannot part with his younger brother Chithagya and this brings to the boil the pre-existing tension in the Karbhari household. The relationship between human beings and animals here in the life of farmers comes out vividly and effectively and it is this which separates this film from the rest.
Tingya also deals with another grave problem of this country, India, which is the intolerance amongst different religions. Here, while Karbhari is a Hindu, his good Samaritan in the next door is Yakoob, who is a Muslim. The bondage is deep and pure.... Something slowly disappearing from the psyche in the land of Ahimsa (non-violence).
Tingya is a painstaking and meticulously made film and brings out the emotional love of a young boy and a bull. It is also visually accomplished and effectively uses raw people to handle various characters including Tingya. Even Chithangya the oxen does a wonderful job expressing the love and pain. Hats off then to Tingya's director Mangesh Hatawale on a unique and marvelous work.
George Mathew is a film critic from Trivandrum (state of Kerala) in India. He was associated with the Chitralekha Film Society from 1967 and started Chalachithra Film Society in 1976. He also started the film magazine "Close Look" in 1981. As a columnist he wrote for one of the leading cultural weeklies "Kunkuman" from 1973 to 1976 and eventually became a free-lancer. Since 1996 he is the director and catalogue editor of the Trivandrum International Film Festival.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Mumbai, March 17
Take a straw poll and Aamir Khan would top as the most dazzling debut director in recent times and his Taare Zameen Par’s child actor Darsheel Safary as the most delightful find. These two darlings of film lovers faced a stiff competition, along with Shah Rukh Khan and his Chak De girls, during the 10th MAMI International Film Festival from Tingya director Mangesh Hadawale and Sharad Goekar, the Marathi film’s child hero.
The 27-year-old Hadawale emerged winner with Tingya bagging the Best Film award in the Indian competition section and the critic’s award in the international category. What makes the victory of a meagre Rs 24 lakh-project unconventional is its storyline—a tale of debt-ridden farmer family’s love for their bull. When the family is forced to sell the bull to the local butcher to pay off their loan after a dismal potato crop, nine-year-old Sharad tries to save the animal.
Despite the grim subject, the film exudes rural charm and innocence. And according to Israeli director Dan Wolman, head of the competition’s jury, “the film’s humane appeal” made them select it as the best film.
About the selection of his subject, Junnar-bred Hadawale says: “I was aware of frequent farmer suicides in Vidarbha. But I was disturbed when someone, who had taught me how to ride a bicycle, ended his life as he couldn’t pay his daughter’s engineering fees due to debt.”
The journey of the film, set and shot in Pune district’s Junnar taluka, has been as interesting as its director’s. Hadawale wrote the script, which borrows generously from his life, in 2003, but finding a producer took him two years. “Making the film seemed a reality only on my 42nd visit to a producer, when Ravi Rai, head of Small Town Boy Productions, loved the story,” says Hadawale.
The shooting was wrapped up in a 16-day schedule in Kopre Mandave, a leopard zone, with most of the cast comprising local villagers.
The film, which was finally ready in 2007, has done the rounds of various festivals—earning more than three times its production cost. More financial gains are on the way as the film, distributed by Parvez Damania and Azam Khan, releases on April 11. Before that, a special screening is organised at Cinemax, Versova, on March 19 to celebrate its success.
A career in films was unimaginable for the young director, who after passing class 10 with 37 per cent marks, was planning to help a relative sell vegetables. It’s only after stumbling into Lalit Kala Kendra, Pune, to get a degree in theatre that he came in touch with the vast world of cinema and started dreaming.
Now that he has tasted success, he is eager to go behind the camera soon for his next project, Hindi film Package India. And this time he dreams an even bigger production, shooting in
1)kala ghoda film festival 2008,mumbai
2)5th Asian Film festival 2007,Pune
3)Competetion section,6th Asian Film festival 2007,mumbai
4)Best Story,Zee Gaurav 2008
5)Best Supporting Actress,Zee Gaurav 2008
6)Best Child Actor,Zee Gaurav 2008
7)Best Playback Singer,Zee Gaurav 2008
8)Screened in film Appreciation course in pune for study,2007
9)Best debut Director,Gollapudi Srinivas Memorial Foundation Award 2008,Chennai
10)Best Film,Maharashtra State Government Film Awards 2008
11)Best story,Maharashtra State Government Film Awards 2008
12)Best Supporting Actress(Madhavi Juvekar as 'Anjana'),Maharashtra State Government Film Awards 2008
13)Critics special award for best actor(vithhal Umap as 'Banubhai'),Maharashtra State Government Film Awards 2008
14)Critics special award for best actress(Chitra Nawathe as'Nani'),Maharashtra State Government Film Awards 2008
15)Best Lyrics (Prakash Holkar),Maharashtra State Government Film Awards 2008
16)Best Dialogs(Mangesh Hadawale),Maharashtra State Government Film Awards 2008
17)Best debut production's film, V.Shantaram awards,2008
18)Best Story (Mangesh Hadawale),Nomination at V.Shantaram awards 2008
19)Best Supporting Actress (Madhavi Juvekar as "Anjana" in film),Nomination at V.Shantaram awards 2008
20)Best Child Actor (Sharad Goekar as "Tingya" in film),Nomination at V.Shantaram awards 2008
21)Best Lyrics(Prakash Holkar),Nomination at V.Shantaram awards 2008
22)Best Debutant Director,Aravindan National Award 2008,Kerala
23)Best Debutant Director,Lankesh Prashasthi National Award 2008,Bangalore
24)FIPRESCI International Critics Award for Director,MAMI International film festival 2008,Mumbai
25)Best Film,MAMI International film festival 2008,Mumbai
26)Best International marathi film,Pune International Film festival 2008,Pune
27)International Critics Award for Best Actor(Sharad Goyekar as Tingya),Pune International Film festival 2008,Pune
28)Sant Tukaram Award,Govt.of Maharashtra 2008,Pune
29)Best Child Actor (Sharad Goyekar as Tingya) ,Zee Gaurav 2008
30)Best Child Actor (Sharad Goyekar as Tingya),Maharashtra State Government Film Awards 2008
31)38th International film festival of India,Goa2007,Indian Panorama
32)Best Film,Dadasaheb Falke Award
33)Best director,Late. Bhalji Pendharkar award.
34)Best Regional Film: Late Dada Kodke Award and Shankar Rao Mohite Patil Award.
35)Best Director: Late: Anant Mane Award.
36)Best Dialogue: Late. Acharya Atre Award.(Mangesh Hadawale)
37) Best Supporting Actress: Late Shanta Hublikar Award.(Madhavi Juvekar)
38) Best Lyrics: Late G. D. Madgulkar Award.(Prakash Holkar)
39) Best Critics Actress: Late Hansa Wadker Award.(Chitra Nawathe)
40) Best Child Actor: Late Gajanan Jahagirdar Award. (Sharad Goyekar)
41)Best Director,Nomination at V.Shantaram awards 2008
42)Best debut Director,Nomination at V.shantaram awards 2008
43)Best film, Nomination at V.shantaram awards 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
It is a double delight for Marathi director Mangesh Hadawale, whose debut film 'Tingya' bagged two top honours at the 10 th MAMI(Mumbai Academy of Movies Images) International Film Festival that came to an end in Mumbai on 13th March.
'Tingya' won the jury's award for BEST INDIAN FILM and also walked away with FIPRESCI (International Film Critics) Award.
The twin awards were presented to 28-year-old Hadawale by noted filmmaker Yash Chopra.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
'Tingya' will be screened in the 10th International Film Festival in mumbai.The 10th International Film Festival will be held in Mumbai from March 06 to 13, 2008. It is organised by the Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image (MAMI).There will be screening of around 100 films from 40 countries. 'Tingya' will be screened in IMAX ADLABS on Sunday 9th March at 5 p.m. on screen 2 of multiplex.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
'Tingya' a marathi movie is emerging as an award getting film for debutant director Mr.Mangesh Hadawale. This time mangesh hadawale won the LANKESH CHITRA PRASHASTHI award for r BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR for movie 'Tingya'.He will be felicitated by this award on 8th March in Bangalore with cash prize of Rs.10000 and a silver medal on the lines of the national Rajat Kamal award and a citation. His award winning film tingya will be screened at the same evening for the press and the public.
Before this year,a malayalam film Sancharram won the award for 2004-2005 and Bengali film Herbert won the award for 2005 - 2006.Lankesh Chitra Prashasti, an award constituted in the name of Late P. Lankesh one of the literary giants of Karnataka .P.Lankesh was one of the literary giants of Karnataka. A multi-faceted personality, he was at once a leading writer, a popular journalist and a creative filmmaker. Known as the angry young man of Kannada literature in his youth, Lankesh went on to win the central Sahitya academy award, established the largest selling Kannada Weekly magazine and won both national and state awards for his films.
P. Lankesh passed away at the age of 65 in the year 2000. In his remembrance, his daughter Kavitha Lankesh has constituted this award.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Great achievement for the debutant director from marathi film "Tingya". This time the director of this movie Mangesh Hadawale won the prestigious kerala award 'ARAVINDAN PURASKARAM' for BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR in India for his outstanding direction for movie TINGYA.
The award,instituted by the Chalachithra film society in Thiruvananthapuram, in memory of renowned director G.Aravindan to promote young talents.The award is for the year 2007 and has cash prize of Rs.1 lakhs.Directors Navdeep Singh from"Manorama-six feet under " and Sanjay Kanduri from "Ek chalis ki last local" was also nominated for best debut director catagory. The award ceremony for Aravindan Puraskaram is held on 15th March in Kerala.
TINGYA has been also selected forthcoming MAMI(Mumbai Academy of Moving Images) to held next month.TINGYA will be released in theaters on the 28th of March.
Monday, February 18, 2008
One More Thought’s film “TINGYA”Produced by Ravi Rai and directed by Mangesh Hadawale has added yet another feather to its cap. A great achivement for a small kid Sharad Goyekar(Tingya) that he bags award as Best Child Actor Award at reputed marathi film awards ‘Zee Alpha Gaurav Awards 2008’.TINGYA is also selected in the competition section for the forthcoming MAMI festival. And going by the strings of awards that the movie has roped in, producers are absolutely upbeat. TINGYA which is due for its theatrical release on 28th March has also been selected in the Indian Panorama section of International Film Festival of India. “TINGYA” also selected for screening in the category for Director’s First/Second in the Asian Film Festival
A brilliant effort by the debut director Mangesh Hadawale and the sensitive producer that he had in Ravi Rai this insightful and perceptive portrayal seems to have caught the attention of Juries at various festivals.
The Award was presented by Bollywood’s noted film director and Producer Shri Subhash Ghai. Award was received by Ravi Rai of Small Town Boy ProductionsAnother prominent award goes to the little boy Sharad Goekar who plays TINGYA. This village boy who comes from the same surrounding, an absolutely NON –Actor bagged the Critics Awards for Best Actor Award. This Special jury award was given to the Master Sharad Goyekar for his excellent performance as “Tingya” by the popular Actress Rati Agnihotri.
Thrilled on receiving these awards Parvez Damania said, “, Azam Khan, Ravi Rai and myself at One more Thought Entertainment, are thrilled at this appreciation for our first film together. Our aim is to produce not just commercial movies but also contribute towards such meaningful sensitive cinema. It reinforces our faith and motivates us further to explore such subjects.”Speaking on the awards, Ravi Rai producer said, “I realized way back that apart from entertainment, cinema has other wings as well. Creativity for me personally is something that disturbs me. It is born out of a disturbed mind. The life of farmers in India right now is in a phase that is very dark, tough and turbulent. Approximately every 9th hour a farmer commits suicide. The newspapers reports disturbed me everyday. I wanted to make a film..What? and How? I never knew till Mangesh came up with this subject and I knew I was doing it.”
Tingya is a painstakingly meticulous film about an emotional love story between a bull and a boy. It inquires through Tingya's innocence the validity of existence. It queries the order of the alive and breathing. Is it the man, animal, bird and the sea or vice versa. Who regulates and classifies the categories.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Monday, February 4, 2008
Tingya- A Mangesh Hadawale film is nominated in several categories in Zee Gaurav 2008 marathi film awards including Best Story,Best Child Actor,Best supporting Actress,Best Singer catagories.
- Best Story('Tingya')
- Best Supporting Actress(Madhavi Juvekar "Anjana" in film)
- Best Singer(Bala Shinde "Maza Aabhal" title song)
- Best Child Actor(Sharad Goyekar "Tingya" in film)
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Marathi film TINGYA bags several awards
While the worlds ways to the glitter and glamour of huge stars in movies, a small Marathi Film TINGYA stands out from the clutter. On sheer strength of its concept, the natural aura surrounding the artists, the harsh realities that we love watching from a distance and discussing in coffee shops. TINGYA is a story of child who portrays the world we are unable to see, accept or fathom. A brilliant effort by the debut director Mangesh Hadawale and the sensitive producer that he had in Ravi Rai this insightful and perceptive portrayal seems to have caught the attention of Juries at various festivals. Presented by One More Thought Productions, TINGYA won two awards at the recently concluded Pune Film Festival.
It is awarded BEST INTERNATIONAL MARATHI FILM AWARD by the eminent national and international Jury. The Award was presented by Bollywood's noted film director and Producer Shri Subhash Ghai. Award was received by Ravi Rai of Small Town Boy Productions Another prominent award goes to the little boy Sharad Goekar who plays TINGYA. This village boy who comes from the same surrounding, an absolutely non-Actor bagged the Critics Awards for Best Actor Award. This Special jury award was given to Master Sharad Goyekar for his excellent performance as TINGYA by the popular Actress Rati Agnihotri. Thrilled on receiving these awards Parvez Damania said, "Azam Khan, Ravi Rai and myself at One more Thought Entertainment, are thrilled at this appreciation for our first film together. Our aim is to produce not just commercial movies but also contribute towards such meaningful sensitive cinema.
It reinforces our faith and motivates us further to explore such subjects." Speaking on the awards, Ravi Rai producer said, "I realized way back that apart from entertainment, cinema has other wings as well. Creativity for me personally is something that disturbs me. It is born out of a disturbed mind. The life of farmers in India right now is in a phase that is very dark, tough and turbulent. Approximately every 9th hour a farmer commits suicide. The newspapers reports disturbed me everyday. I wanted to make a film... What? and How? I never knew till Mangesh came up with this subject and I knew I was doing it." TINGYA is a painstakingly meticulous film about an emotional love story between a bull and a boy. It inquires through Tingya's innocence the validity of existence. It queries the order of the alive and breathing. Is it the man, animal, bird and the sea or vice versa. Who regulates and classifies the categories. Apart from this, Ravi Rai's TINGYA has also been selected for the prestigious Indian panorama section of International film festival of India. It is part of the 21 great movies short listed to be screened at IFFI. TINGYA has also been selected for screening in the category for Director's First/Second in the Asian Film Festival.