‘Abo Karo- Ek Anokhi Kahani’- a film based on the folklore and mythology of Arunachal Pradesh was released on Saturday (April 27, 2019) at Army cinema theatre in Aalo, West Sigan district of Arunachal Pradesh.
Former state minister Kento Ete, attending the release ceremony, said, “Films on the prevailing social taboos in our society can also do a world of wonder to dispel the darkness detrimental to the growth of a progressive society.”
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The film release ceremony was also attended by Jumde Yomgam, chairperson of an NGO called Mothers’Vision and Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal Pradesh chairman Mogi Ori.
“Films play an important role in our society,” said Yomgam in his address to the gathering and this was also supported by Ori.
It may be mentioned here that the film’s production unit acknowledged the cooperation extended to it by the Galo Welfare Society’s West Siang district unit president Kirba Sora, advocate Kenbom Bagra, the NEFTU, and the SFS College in making the film.
Even though very few feature films are being made from the state, however, the films from Arunachal Pradesh have always highlighted a burning issue.
In 2017 a film from the state called ‘Orunasal Man’ was appreciated by the audiences from far and across as it was able to portray the prevailing drug peddling situation of the state.
It had a realistic portrayal of the incidents that shook the state.