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Northeast India Film Released

By C. M. Paul, SAR NEWS

Shillong (Meghalaya), April 15, 2010: India's high-profile Minister of State for External Affairs, Shashi Tharoor, released a musical expose of Northeast India, produced by Don Bosco Institute of Management, Guwahati, at an international seminar in Shillong. The eight- minute film entitled Mist & Magic is a video presentation of the hidden beauty and charm that is Northeast India.

"Come and see this land, and feel its emotions..." serves as the chorus that captures both the heart and mind of the listener/viewer.

The theme music was composed by well-known Assamese Tarali Sharma and the lyrics are from the Psalms -- "Northeast India, Bless the Lord!" by Archbishop Thomas Menamparampil sdb of Guwahati.

Salesian Father Joseph Pulinthanath, an international and national award-winning director from the region, directed the film along with a professional cameraman. While location shooting was done in the seven States of Northeast India, the editing was done at Thiruvananthapuram and the colour synchronisation at Hyderabad.

Among those present at the release were Governor of Meghalaya Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary, Vice-Chancellor NEHU Prof. Pramod Tandon, and Director of Don Bosco Institute, Guwahati, Father V.M. Thomas.

While stressing that the Salesian society will continue to serve the region, Father Thomas also said he saw great significance and relevance at Mist & Magic, being released at a Northeast-centered International seminar.

Tharoor released the song and handed a DVD of the same to the Governor of Meghalaya.