Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Meri Maa Meri Dharam --First Arunachalee feature film's negative traced

Itanagar, May 11 (PTI) The missing negative of the first celluloid Arunachalee feature film has been traced at the National Film Archive in Kolkata.

'Meri Maa Meri Dharam', the 35 mm colour film on the social structure of the dominant Nyishi tribe was made in 1975 and was an instant hit when released. But nobody knew its whereabouts since its negatives went missing soon after director of information of Arunachal Pradesh, Leki Phontsu told PTI today.

The film was produced by the state government and directed by Dada Saheb Phalke winner Bhupen Hazarika.

After demands from several NGOs and eminent personlities, the state information department had launched a search for the missing negatives.

During the search it was learnt the film was preserved for 25 years by a Mumbai-based company, to which the state government had paid Rs 83000
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