National Award winning film director Oinam Gautam’s Manipuri feature film Pandam Amada (In Pursuit of), produced by Sarokons under the banner of Takhel Films, was selected for competition of 18th Third Eye Asian Film Festival to be held at Mumbai in March next year.
Sudhir Nandagaonkar, Festival Director of the Third Eye Asian Film Festival, Mumbai has communicated to the film director Oinam Gautam regarding the selection of his film in the competition section of the festival.
The festival was postponed from December 2019 to March 2020 due to delay in formation of new ministry of the Government of Maharashtra.
The Manipuri film was already selected for competition in the Children’s Film Section of the 18th Dhaka International Film Festival 2020 to be held at Dhaka in Bangladesh from January 11 to 19, 2020. After world premier in Dhaka, the film will have its Indian premiere in Mumbai.
The film revolves around a boy who is innocent, sporty and kind hearted. In pursuit of his father’s wishes of getting good education in a reputed school after Class X, he was accidentally exposed to an unfavourable academic atmosphere as he falls into the group of bad company or friends.
The film tells how parental skills are important – to give children a sense of security, acknowledge their feelings, be approachable, to give quality time to them. Bonny Takhelmayum is the lead character of the film.
The film is the fifth Manipuri Feature film certified by the Central Board of Film Certification as digital film.