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Sikkim’s Nepali film, Tara: The Lost Star to debut at Cannes International Film Festival 2024

First Published: 11th May, 2024 10:38 IST

The film is Directed by Samten Bhutia and produced by Sabitri Chettri, under the banner of SaDa Productions in association with Passang Mintok Films marks a significant milestone for the

Scripting history, Sikkim will for the first time make a splash at the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival with the Nepali film, Tara: The Lost Star.

The film is Directed by Samten Bhutia and produced by Sabitri Chettri, under the banner of SaDa Productions in association with Passang Mintok Films.

Taking to social media, Sikkim Chief Minister P S Tamang extended his heartfelt congratulations to the entire team behind the creation of film stating it a a remarkable achievement for Sikkim as it makes its debut at the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival 2024.

Sikkim Chief Minister wrote, “ I extend my heartfelt congratulations to the entire team behind the creation of film ‘Tara: The Lost Star,’ a remarkable achievement for Sikkim as it makes its debut at the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival 2024.

My sincere applause goes to the director, producer, and every individual involved in bringing this cinematic masterpiece to life. I commend SaDa Productions in collaboration with Passang Mintok Films for their perseverance, dedication, and vision.”

Expressing his pleasure over the achievement, CM Tamang wrote, “ This milestone not only marks a significant moment in our region’s history but also showcases our vibrant culture and the rich narratives of the Himalayas. ‘Tara: The Lost Star,’ a Nepali-language social drama, promises to captivate audiences worldwide with its compelling story.”

The selection of our film for the market screening at the Marché Du Film, Cannes de Festival 2024, highlights the increasing recognition of regional cinema on the global stage”, he added.

CM Tamang lauded the hardwork amnd the dedication of the artists involved in the film. He stated, “ This achievement is a testament to the talent, dedication, and perseverance of our filmmakers and artists. As ‘Tara: The Lost Star’ prepares to grace the Cannes stage, it serves as a beacon for our film industry and illuminates the creative spirit of Sikkim.”

Moreover he has also asked the people of the state to unite in celebration of this momentous occasion and continue to support the filmmakers as they inspire and uplift the state through their artistry.

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The film’s selection for a market screening at the “Marché Du Film, Cannes de Festival2024” demonstrates the growing global recognition of regional films from India in the global stage.

Tara: The Lost Star is a feature film with a gripping story about the Himalayas and Sikkim’s unique culture. It’s a social drama starring Shyama Shree Sherpa and Kiran Dahal, with the primary cast members Deoraj Sherpa, Loonibha Tuladhar, Shashikala Pradhan, Sushmita Bhujel, Basant Sharma, Anand Gurung, and Timothy Rai.

As the countdown to the film’s premiere at Cannes begins, Tara: The Lost Star aims to put the spotlight on Sikkim’s blossoming film industry.

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