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Monday, February 18, 2008

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            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.

           Presented by One More Thought Productions TINGYA won two awards at the recently concluded Pune Film Festival. Its is awarded the 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 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.

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