Filmmakers should make value-based cinema: Talak

PANAJI: Goan Filmmaker and National award winner Rajendra Talak has called for creating awareness among common people through responsible, better, focused and value-based cinema so that the posterity could have positive and better inheritance in terms of growth and development in all spheres of day to day life.

Producer and director Rajendra Talak’s first Konkani feature film O’Maria with an investment of Rs 9 million was screened IFFI 2010. Veteran actress Sulbha Arya, Cory Goldberg and cinematographer Sunny Joseph were also present at the press meet.

Complementing the Goa government for supporting filmmakers with finances, Talak expressed his determination to continuously work on film projects which will help in preserving environment, ecology, forests, water bodies and above all the social fabric.

On the screenings of his film, Talak revealed that Canada and other countries had shown interest in screening it. He said he would be bringing the film to the upcoming International Film Festival at Mumbai.

Veteran actress Sulbha Arya stressed on the need to conserve and preserve better things for posterity without losing our identity.

Cory Goldberg who studied in Art School in New York and acted in O’Maria said he was happy and content with the role he did in the film.

Rajendra Talak has been involved with theatre from his college days and has worked on several award winning plays. In various capacities he has served cultural institutions like Kalangan, Gomant Vidhya Niketan, Kala Vibhag, Konkani Bhavan amongst others. He has produced a Konkani music cassette Daryacha Deger and Lhara and helps organise music concerts like Konkani Sangeet Samhelan and Kala Rang. He produced the Konkani telefilm Shitu, produced and directed Aleesha, which won National Awards for Best Film and Best Direction and Antarnad which also won five National Awards. Presently he is the President of the Goan Organisation of Filmmakers.

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