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A Naga touch on Bollywood screen

Theja Meru and members of Cultural Vibrants seen here with Indian actor Nasserudin Shah. Theja Meru and members of Cultural Vibrants seen here with Indian actor Nasserudin Shah.



Kohima | February 12 : Naga youths have started making their presence felt in the ‘international’ scene in different fields and the latest is three Naga girls of a group ‘Cultural Vibrants’ from Kohima village being prominently featured in the  film entitled “The Hunt” with renowned actor Naseeruddin Shah as the main cast.
This was possible through Kohima-based ‘Rattle & Hum Music Society.’ The society in association with one of the world’s leading music and lifestyle magazines Rolling Stone magazine, organized World Music Day in Mumbai last year. There a film director Anup Kurian had shown interest in featuring Naga youths in his forthcoming film.
The trio, featuring in the final part of the film, had already completed the shooting from February 1-4 at a location called Vagamon, Kerela. Vagamon is a beautiful landscape surrounded by vast fields of tea garden. This 90 minutes feature film is due to be released globally sometime this year.
The trio namely Khriesatuonuo, Vingukhonuo and Kepelhoutsinuo play the role of angels in “The Hunt” and invites Naseeruddin Shah to ‘heaven.’ Attired in Angami’s traditional dress, the trio perform folk songs accompanied by an indigenous musical instrument “Tati.”
In “The Hunt,” Naseeruddin Shah plays the role of a man who grows marijuana. For this role the veteran actor is putting on a new look by sporting some fierce  locks to look like a bona fide hippie or Rastafarian. An adventure film about a marijuana farmer in Kerala, “The Hunt” is produced for international audience having mixture of dialects – English, Hindi and Malayalam.
Rattle & Hum Music Society president Theja Meru, who accompanied the trio for  film shooting in Kerela said  he had invited actor Shah and Malayalam film maker Kurian to Nagaland during  the Hornbill Festival this year. Both of them expressed keenness to visiting  Nagaland, Meru said.  Shah was greatly touched by the folk songs performed by the Naga girls in “The Hunt,” Meru added.
Meru said he has already requested Kurian to officially release “The Hunt” in Nagaland  as well. Meru was also appreciative of the state government for taking the “music industry” forward in Nagaland, enabling some Naga youth to shine in the field. He said  positive results were emerging and expressed optimism that bigger things would follow. Meru said Rattle & Hum Music Society plans to organize  a world music day this year in Delhi on June 21.
Theja Meru and members of Cultural Vibrants seen here with Indian actor Nasserudin Shah. Theja Meru and members of Cultural Vibrants seen here with Indian actor Nasserudin Shah.



Kohima | February 12 : Naga youths have started making their presence felt in the ‘international’ scene in different fields and the latest is three Naga girls of a group ‘Cultural Vibrants’ from Kohima village being prominently featured in the  film entitled “The Hunt” with renowned actor Naseeruddin Shah as the main cast.
This was possible through Kohima-based ‘Rattle & Hum Music Society.’ The society in association with one of the world’s leading music and lifestyle magazines Rolling Stone magazine, organized World Music Day in Mumbai last year. There a film director Anup Kurian had shown interest in featuring Naga youths in his forthcoming film.
The trio, featuring in the final part of the film, had already completed the shooting from February 1-4 at a location called Vagamon, Kerela. Vagamon is a beautiful landscape surrounded by vast fields of tea garden. This 90 minutes feature film is due to be released globally sometime this year.
The trio namely Khriesatuonuo, Vingukhonuo and Kepelhoutsinuo play the role of angels in “The Hunt” and invites Naseeruddin Shah to ‘heaven.’ Attired in Angami’s traditional dress, the trio perform folk songs accompanied by an indigenous musical instrument “Tati.”
In “The Hunt,” Naseeruddin Shah plays the role of a man who grows marijuana. For this role the veteran actor is putting on a new look by sporting some fierce  locks to look like a bona fide hippie or Rastafarian. An adventure film about a marijuana farmer in Kerala, “The Hunt” is produced for international audience having mixture of dialects – English, Hindi and Malayalam.
Rattle & Hum Music Society president Theja Meru, who accompanied the trio for  film shooting in Kerela said  he had invited actor Shah and Malayalam film maker Kurian to Nagaland during  the Hornbill Festival this year. Both of them expressed keenness to visiting  Nagaland, Meru said.  Shah was greatly touched by the folk songs performed by the Naga girls in “The Hunt,” Meru added.
Meru said he has already requested Kurian to officially release “The Hunt” in Nagaland  as well. Meru was also appreciative of the state government for taking the “music industry” forward in Nagaland, enabling some Naga youth to shine in the field. He said  positive results were emerging and expressed optimism that bigger things would follow. Meru said Rattle & Hum Music Society plans to organize  a world music day this year in Delhi on June 21.