Call to save Bhojpuri films

Patna, July 27: The state needs to lay more emphasis on making quality Bhojpuri films, art, culture and youth affairs minister Sukhda Pandey said today.

Speaking at the audio release function of Bhojpuri film Kabhi Avve Na Judai at Patna Museum Hall, Pandey said: "The Bihar government is trying to promote good and quality Bhojpuri films in the state. There is no doubt that we have good scripts and directors but we need to work hard on the output. Bhojpuri cinema is no longer restricted to regional cinema. Today, Bhojpuri films are crossing even national boundaries."

She said: "I am hoping that some of these Bhojpuri films have a positive impact on the society. It is still not too late to bring about a revolution in the state as far as directing good films are concerned. I will request directors and producers to make more films based on families so that people are drawn to the theatres."

The minister had words of appreciation to directors who came up with good films from time to time.

"The state government is always ready to extend its support to such films. Filmmakers can always approach us when they need out help," Pandey said.

Kabhi Avve Na Judai is directed by Vivek Kumar Rao and produced by Priya Bhattacharya. The film has eight songs. The film is based on two lovers madly in love with each other. The lyrics of the songs are by eminent Bhojpuri lyricist Vinay Bihar, who is also an independent MLA from Lauria Assembly seat in Betiah district.

President of Patna Cine Society and retired IAS officer R.N. Das appreciated the film. He said: "The film is such that people from urban as well as rural areas can watch this film, which is full of entertainment. Bhojpuri cinema is the mirror of our culture and tradition and this must be visible on the silver screen."

He said: "It is good that like Bollywood, Bhojpuri filmmakers are taking also using the latest technology, which adds to the colour of the film."

The movie will release across the state on June 29.