Brojendragee Luhongba

Ratan Thiyam The Man of Theatre

  • 2008 | Manipuri | Colour | 27 mins.
  • Director : Oken Amakcham, Nirmala Chanu
  • Producer : Pakhi Amakcham
  • Cinematographer : Irom Maipak, L. Radhamohan
  • Editor : R.K. Lalmani

Synopsis :
he film captures Ratan Thiyam, founder-director of the Chorus Repertory Theatre and a renowned Manipuri poet, playwright, painter and musician. Formerly, Director of National School of Drama, New Delhi, he returned to his Chorus Repertory Theatre for creative pursuits to juxtapose Manipur’s many dance, drama, music traditions and rituals with modern techniques to present a unique dimension to Indian theatre.

Director :
Oken Amakcham is an Arts graduate from Manipur University and a Sangeet Visharad from Bhatkahande Sangeet Vidyapith, Lucknow. His films have been featured in Indian Panorama and have won National Awards. Currently, he is an Executive Board Member of the Manipur State Film Development Society. Nirmala Chanu is a gold medalist in state and national level theatre festivals. She made her directorial debut with this film and has worked as an Associate Director for the film, Amamba Lambi (2008) and for Auto Rickshaw Driver, a serial on Doordarshan.

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