Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Manik Raitong


Ignore:
Timestamp:
Jul 16, 2012, 5:56:02 PM (7 years ago)
Author:
copypaste
Comment:

--

Legend:

Unmodified
Added
Removed
Modified
  • Manik Raitong

    v1 v1  
     1'''Manik Raitong''' 
     2 
     3 
     4aka Manik the Miserable 
     51984 149’ col Khasi 
     6d/sc Ardhendu Bhattacharya p/st Rishan 
     7Rapseng pc Neo Cine Prod. dial Humphrey 
     8Blaah lyr Skendrowel Syiemlih c Bijoy Anand 
     9Sabharwal m Kazu Matsui 
     10lp William Rynjhah, Sheba Diengdoh, Gilbert 
     11Synnah, Veronica Nongbet, Benjamin 
     12Khongnor, Diamond Matthew 
     13 
     14 
     15Documentarist Bhattacharya’s feature debut is 
     16the first film in the North-Eastern language of 
     17Khasi. It is a folk-tale about a poor man, Manik, 
     18and his beloved Lieng who is forced to marry 
     19the tribal chief Syiem. She refuses to live with 
     20her husband and at one time has a sexual 
     21encounter with Manik which leaves her 
     22pregnant. She raises the child, but her lover is 
     23condemned to death. She jumps into Manik’s 
     24funeral pyre and dies with him. Reputed to be 
     25one of Meghalaya’s most ancient legends, 
     26relating to the origins of the region when seven 
     27of the sixteen families with privileged access to 
     28heaven decide to live on earth. In spite of some 
     29awkward acting, the film evokes the sad 
     30fatalism of marginalised people’s folk idiom in 
     31India. 
     32 
     33[[Film]]