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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

TINGYA nominated in V. Shantaram awards!

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

"Tingya" : The Life of Farmers in Remote Places

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

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

It took him 2 yrs to find a producer, now his film’s bagging top awards

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 America and roping in a superstar.


Awards & Nominations

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

TINGYA won BEST FILM at the 10th MAMI International Film Festival in Mumbai.

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.

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Thursday, March 6, 2008

TINGYA to be screened in MAMI festival 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

Mangesh Hadawale won LANKESH CHITRA PRASHASTHI award

'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.