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Tue, 23 Jul 2019

Northeast Today

Khasi Film; A Girl’s Journey to Rediscover the Purpose of Life

Khasi Film; A Girl’s Journey to Rediscover the Purpose of Life
June 08
12:27 2015

Award winning Khasi film maker Pradip Kurbah is set to release another film for the movie lovers of Meghalaya. His upcoming film is titled Onaatah which means “daughter of the earth”. The film portrays a girl’s journey to rediscover the purpose of life and the diversity of relationships, finding out along the way that love has a vast and varied meaning.

The film features noted and talented actors of the award winning movie Ri – Merlvin Jude Mukhim and Sweety Jane Pala in lead roles. The filming of the movie took 18 days and was shot at various locations in East Khasi Hills district like – Shillong, Thangsning, Mawlynngot, Mawkynrew, Jongksha, Rapleng and parts of Iewrynghep, Umkhoi, Wahlyngkhat, Lyngkyrdem.

According to Kurbah, the film crew had to work for 12 to 18 hours sometimes starting as early as 4 am. The Director also said that the unit depended entirely on unforeseeable weather conditions. “What made it easier was the cooperation and dedication of the artist fraternity involved,” Kurbah said.

Meanwhile, Merlvin Jude Mukhim actor of the movie was said that his role in Onaatah is one of the most challenging, fun-filled, and memorable character he has ever portrayed. “I am excited about the prospects of the film,” Mukhim said. The leading lady of the film Sweety Pala hoped that the audience will love the overall looks and ambiance of the film. The story and screenplay has been written by Pradip Kurbah and Paulami Duttagupta, while the music is being scored by National award winning song composer and director Anurag Saikia. It may be mentioned that Kurbah bagged the national award for his film – “Ri”, a film about the complexity of insurgency in Meghalaya. The film also featured Mukhim and Pala in the lead roles.

-Tsnl

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