Young debut director Mangesh Hadawale's film TINGYA, bagged the BEST FILM award in the Indian Competition section and the CRITIC'S AWARD in the International Category of the 10th MAMI Intl Film Festival.
Other movies competing with TINGYA in the category include Shahrukh Khan starrer ChakDe, Aamir Khan's Taare Zamin Par apart from host of other films. The awards were received by Ravi Rai along with Mangesh Hadawale.
TINGYA is a story of child who portrays the world we are unable to see, accept or fathom. A brilliant effort by the debut director Mangesh Hadawale and the sensitive producer that he had in Ravi Rai this insightful and perceptive portrayal seems to have caught the attention of Juries at various festivals.
Speaking on the awards, Ravi Rai producer said, "I realized way back that apart from entertainment, cinema has other wings as well. Creativity for me personally is something that disturbs me. It is born out of a disturbed mind. The life of farmers in India right now is in a phase that is very dark, tough and turbulent. Approximately every 9th hour a farmer commits suicide. The newspapers reports disturbed me everyday. I wanted to make a film. What? and How? I never knew till Mangesh came up with this subject and I knew I was doing it."
Presented by One More Thought Productions TINGYA also won two awards Pune Film Festival. Its is awarded the BEST INTERNATIONAL MARATHI FILM AWARD by the eminent national and international Jury. The Award was presented by Bollywood's noted film director and Producer Shri Subhash Ghai. Award was received by Ravi Rai of Small Town Boy Productions. Another prominent award Critics Awards for Best Actor Award went to the little boy Sharad Goekar who plays TINGYA.
Thrilled on receiving these awards Parvez Damania said, ", Azam Khan, Ravi Rai and myself at One more Thought Entertainment, are thrilled at this appreciation for our first film together. Our aim is to produce not just commercial movies but also contribute towards such meaningful sensitive cinema. It reinforces our faith and motivates us further to explore such subjects."
Tingya is a painstakingly meticulous film about an emotional love story between a bull and a boy. It inquires through Tingya's innocence the validity of existence. It queries the order of the alive and breathing. Is it the man, animal, bird and the sea or vice versa. Who regulates and classifies the categories.