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“Khissa Chando-Bihula-Bishari Ke” : Another Angika Film in Pipe Line

“Khissa Chando-Bihula-Bishari Ke” : Another Angika Film in Pipe Line

Mumbai, April 20, 2007: “Khissa Chando Bihula Bishari Ke” would be the next film, which is in the foray for screening shortly on Indian silver screen after “Khagaria Vali Bhouji”. According to the sources, KCBBK is scheduled to be released on May 04, 2007. It is told that KCBBK is the first ever Angika Film which has been granted a Certificate for the release by the Censor Board. Things were quite different some years ago. Films made in Gujarati, Marathi and Punjabi languages ruled in respective states with much success. Other regional films like Bhojpuri films then were nowhere seen. But since 2005, Bhojpuri films began gaining ground. And now it appears that the turn is of Angika Cinema. A rare feat indeed! Angika films are now to suddenly become catch word in Indian cinema. The films are expected to do huge business in terms of success and money return. No other regional language films… Read More

Man Management was the most challenging task in first Angika Film production

Man Management was the most challenging task in first Angika Film production

Mumbai, April 18, 2007: When asked, Kunal Baikunth Singh replied, “Man management was the most difficult and challenging task in the process of making the first Angika Film – Khagaria Vali Bhouji”. He further adds, “You seldom find the people who are very much co-operative in such endeavors.” His pain was obvious when it was found that he was trying to take the job of artists from common people.  “Dekhaiye Chhaow , sab kuchh khud se karey la parey chhai” Kunal Singh says while directing me to speak a particular dialogue for a character of this film during dubbing in Shakuntalam studio at Andheri, Mumbai. It was a rare opportunity to observe that with limited resources how Kunal Singh was managing the things to be happened in his favour. It seemed that no other thing would be as challenging as a film production. Every individual on the set is required to perform a task that… Read More

Kunal Baikunth Singh : A Biography

Kunal Baikunth Singh : A Biography

Mumbai : 31 March,’07 : Born to Late Shri Baikunth Singh and Late Smt. Siya Devi in the year 1967, Mr.Kunal Singh, the Producer, Director, Writer, and the Hero of the first ever Angika Language Feature Film, “Khagariya Vali Bhouji” belongs to Bodhnagar-Titahi village of Shambhuganj Block under Banka District of Anga region (Bihar State) of India. His early days were spent in financial scarcities. He did his Primary schooling from Rajghat Middle School, at Banka. After completion of 10 th Board exam from Madita Vidyarthi High School, he moved to Evening College (Now B.N.College) for his Intermediate. He had to leave his graduation incomplete due to financial paucity. Meanwhile he did farming, raring cattles, sold milk up to Rampur Bazaar. Thereafter, he left for Delhi with just one Rupee in hand. There he started working in a leather factory with a salary of Rs. 30/- per day. For his hard work, he was promoted to… Read More

There is no shortcut to hard work : Kunal Baikunth Singh

There is no shortcut to hard work : Kunal Baikunth Singh

Mumbai : 31 March,’07 : It was amazing to be with Kunal Baikunth Singh, the hero of first Angika feature film at the recording studio, “Shakuntalam” in Andheri Mumbai. I had reached over there at the request of Mr. Singh. I spent six full hours with him from evening up to midnight on 31 st March, 2007 before leaving to my place. He was quite busy with the final recording and dubbing work of “Khagaria Vali Bhouji”. He was appearing very bold, determined, and confident in handling all the activities at the studio as per his desire and requirements. He was looking quite capable in performing all the tedious job of recording and dubbing which generally requires lot of persistence. He was directing to everybody in very diligence manner to get the output and result as per the necessity of the film. His commitment towards the goal of producing a quality Angika language film was… Read More

To be a hero in film was my dream since my childhood: Kunal Singh

To be a hero in film was my dream since my childhood: Kunal Singh

Mumbai: 31 March,’07: An imaginative, dedicated, and determined effort of Kunal Baikunth Singh springs in the form of first Angika film, “Khagaria Vali Bhouji.” Kunal says, “To be a hero in film was my dream since my childhood.” Once again, it has been prevailed that great achievements often require long, tortuous, and bitter experiences including certainly some sacrifices. All things are possible to that believeth . The requirement is to never giving up. It is wiser and better always to help than ever despair. There is no failure in giving up, no real fall so long as one still tries. Nevertheless, seeming setbacks only make the strong men wise and motivate to try still harder. Many a time a strong, earnest, and enduring soul has swaged the destiny of not only society and nations but also of humankind. Success for sure is not a matter of luck or genius. Genius that exploding and expanding power,… Read More

THE FIRST ANGIKA FEATURE FILM : ON THE VERGE OF RELEASING

Mumbai: 14 January, 07 : It is not the State or Central government body or any Millionaire or Billionaire but a youngster in his thirties belonging to lower income class family of Bihar, Mr. Kunal Baikunth Singh, who has led up to produce the first Feature Film of Angika language. Ironically, Mr. Kunal is very much optimistic for the releasing of the film even in the adverse condition of the availability of the adequate fund. The shooting of the film was started in the mid of the year 2006. Few of the scenes of the film were shot in Bhagalpur, the historical city of Anga Desh. Crores of Angika Speaking people of Anga are now eagerly waiting for the release of this low budget film, which is named as “Khagaria Vali Bhouji”. In the mean time Audio Cassette of the film songs has been released and is available in the market for the sale. Moreover,… Read More

इंगलैंड के अंतर्राष्ट्रीय बहुभाषीय संगोष्ठी में अंगिका भाषा : अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मंच पर अंगिका भाषा का प्रथम व्याख्यान

इंगलैंड के अंतर्राष्ट्रीय बहुभाषीय संगोष्ठी में अंगिका भाषा : अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मंच पर अंगिका भाषा का प्रथम व्याख्यान

बरमिंघम : अंगिका भाषा साहित्य के क्षेत्र में एक नया इतिहास रचा गया है. इंगलैंड के दूसरे सबसे बङे शहर बरमिंघम में 27 से 29 अगस्त तक आयोजित अंतर्राष्ट्रीय बहुभाषीय संगोष्ठी, IMS-2005, में अंगिका के साहित्यकार श्री कुंदन अमिताभ द्वारा अंगिका भाषा में आलेख और कवितायें पढीं गईं. किसी विदेशी भूमि पर आयोजित किसी अंतर्राष्ट्रीय स्तर के कार्यक्रम में अंगिका भाषा की रचनायें पढी जाने का यह पहला मौका था. श्री अमिताभ को संगोष्ठी में अंगिका एवं अंग्रेजी में अपनी रचनायें पढ़ने के लिये विशेष रूप से आमंत्रित किया गया था. उनकी इस ऐतिहासिक भागीदारी से बिहार एवं अंग की संस्कृति तथा अंगिका भाषा को अंतर्राष्ट्रीय स्तर पर एक नई पहचान हासिल हुई है.  बिड़ला इंस्टीच्यूट ऑफ टेक्नोलॉजी से इंजीनियरिंग की डिग्री हासिल करने वाले हिन्दी, अंग्रेजी एवं अंगिका के लेखक श्री कुंदन अमिताभ पिछले चौबीस बर्षों से अंगिका-साहित्य सृजन में लगे हैं और फिलहाल मुम्बई के एक कंसल्टिंग कम्पनी में सीनीयर रेजीडेंट इंजीनियर के पद… Read More

Leading a new pack of Biharis in the IAS

PATNA: “You can take the boy out of Bihar but you cannot take Bihar out of the boy,” writer Amitava Kumar wrote back recently from Pennsylvania to The Times of India researching a story on Bihari achievers, many of them holding places of pride in the bureaucracy. “In 10 years, either the DM or the SP, if not both, in each of the 500-odd districts in the country will be a Bihari,” is how Shaibal Gupta, member-secretary of the Patna-based Asian Development Research Institute responded to a query. Manish Kumar (29), standing 5th to be the highest-ranking Bihari in this year’s civil services examination merit list, is the hot new reflection mirroring the views of the writer and the social scientist. A plum job in the Big apple was his for the asking but he preferred the arduous and uncertain route to a life in babudom. Hailing from Parmanpur village near Jamdaha in Banka district,… Read More

Ancient art form fighting to survive active

BHAGALPUR: The Manjusha art of Bhagalpur and its adjoining areas is struggling for endurance as there is no support from either the government or social organisations, unlike Madhubani paintings of Mithila, Zadopetiya of the Santhal Parganas and other folk arts of Bihar. The artists associated with the art are now compelled to switch over to other trades to make both ends meet. Incidentally, this art, which is also popular as “Angika art”, is attached with mythological background of the ancient Bishari Puja of “Anga Desh”, the name by which this zone was known centuries ago. Manjushas are temple-shaped boxes made of bamboo, jute straw and paper. Local folks believe that by worshipping the Bisharis (the Goddesses of snakes), they shall not fear snakebite. Speaking about the Manjusha art, octogenarian Chakravarti Devi, the living legend of the 20 odd proponents of this art form, said, “Only three colours – red, green and yellow – are used… Read More

When could one be able to produce Angika Cinema?

The fact of contempt of Angika Language by Visual & Audible Media like Doordarshan and Aakashvani is no more hidden. If I speak of film making in Angika in to my knowledge, no such effort has been made yet toward it till date. In Bihar, Aakashvani Patna Centre has just celebrated its golden jubilee on 26 th Jan, 1997. There was a new hope in public of Bihar when on 26th Jan, 1947, the Home Minister and Information and Telecast Minister then, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, inaugurated this important centre. People thought that under the right of equality, all regional languages and regional cultures’ programmes will get equal opportunity among the programs telecasted from this centre. But event after elapsing of 50 years, such equality has not been maintained. Rather, no such exercise was performed for doing the same. Angika , the language of over 3 crore population of Bihar has not been placed under… Read More

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