Ukhrul: Transport minister Khashim Vashum released “I Hanunghaoga,” a Tangkhul feature film on Friday at town hall Ukhrul in the heart of the district headquarters.
The film is produced by Meiphung Film Productions (MFP).
Speaking at the 6th red carpet cum premiere of “I Hanunghaoga” film, Khashim Vashum, Veterinary and Animal Husbandry and Transport minister, said that actors, singers and artists play pivotal role in the society and not just entertainment.
Saying that film actors and singers were loved and respected in different parts of the world, he urged the community to encourage and promote local artists and not judge them wrongly.
“Entertainment industry is here to stay so let us boost this industry,” he further emphasised.
Directed by Seema Awungshi, the film was scripted by Obed Vasha. Yursem Luithui and Angel Shimrah were the two lead actors.
As part of the ocassion, renowned Tangkhul singer Nimshimphy Ruivah entertained the public.
MFP awarded best promising new comer actor award to Mayarchung Zimik.
Delivering his speech, Timothy Zimik, retired IRS, Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Ministry of Finance, who attended as the guest of honour harped on the importance of cinema. “Cenima is a very powerful and effective medium of mass communication. Realities in our contemporary society can be showcased and mirrored with these medium,” he added.
Urging film makers to write good content and maintain relevancy, he asserted that even a low budget movie backed by good script, relevance and professionalism by crew could a huge success in the market.
He further emphasised that movie can be an effective medium to weed out corruption in our society. “You can use corruption as a centred piece of subject in your film and drive home the message behind the sorry state of affairs happening in our society.”