Director of India's most popular film in 2014 'Mary Kom' - Omung Kumar comes to Stockholm

Director of India's most popular film in 2014 'Mary Kom' - Omung Kumar comes to Stockholm

Director of India's most popular film in 2014 'Mary Kom' - Omung Kumar comes to Stockholm

Stockholm International Film Festival was founded in 1990 and has grown to become one of Europe's leading film festivals. During the festival there are screening of over 200 films from over 60 countries. This year 'Mary Kom' a story about Manipur rice farmer's daughter who charted her own destiny as a five-time world amateur boxing champion was one of the films selected to be shown in the Stockholm Junior Film Festival. Apart from being shown to the appreciative audience during the festival, the Indian Embassy arranged a special screening of the film in Kulturhuset, the central hub of Stockholm's cultural activities.

The cinema hall was totally packed. After the screening, there was an interactive session with the producer of the movie Mr. Omung Kumar who was in Stockholm thanks to support from Air India. Air India, India's National Flag Carrier, which is the youngest Star Alliance member and offers daily flights between Europe and India, offering flights to more than 82 destinations in India.

The interaction was conducted by Marie Nyreröd, a well-known Swedish TV personality. Among other questions, she asked Mr Kumar about the reasons for choosing a woman centric theme for his debut movie. The entire audience applauded when Mr. Omung Kumar replied that he wanted to inspire women in India and all over the world to follow their dreams and not to think that marriage was the end of the road. The Swedish Film maker Elisabeth Gustafsson and the Indian film maker Pooja Kaul were also in the audience and interacted with Mr. Omung Kumar. One of the questions asked by them was about his technique and whether it was specifically meant for an Indian audience. He replied that the film had been enjoyed by audiences worldwide and expressed confidence that the Swedish audience would also be able to relate to its universal message.

At the end of the function Mr. Omung Kumar was felicitated by Ms. Ashwathi Pillai, an Indian origin young Swedish citizen who is the current under-15 Swedish National Badminton Champion. Ms. Ashwathi said she was really motivated by the movie.

Stockholm International Film Festival

Stockholm International Film Festival

Stockholm International Film Festival