The film had earlier made itself strongly felt in the reputed festivals such as Indian Panorama, 51st IFFI, Goa; 4th OIFFA, Canada; Indica Film Utsav 2020 and Trissur International Film Festival 2021 among others
Eigi Kona (Stallone My Pony) was conferred with the Rajat Kamal for the Best regional Manipuri Feature Film at the 67th National film awards distribution ceremony held at Bigyan Bhavan on Monday. The film is produced by K Sushila and directed by Maipaksana Haorongbam and Bobby Wahengbam. K Sushila and Maipaksana received the prestigious awards from Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu.
The film has earlier made itself strongly felt in the reputed festivals such as Indian Panorama, 51st IFFI, Goa; 4th OIFFA, Canada; Indica Film Utsav 2020 and Trissur International Film Festival 2021 among others.
The film is an indexical of the sorry state of ponies and polo players in the birth place of polo. Maintaining the notion of realism, the film tells the story of Thawai, a young promising polo player and his hand to mouth family where immense poverty makes him bear the brunt and pangs of separation from his pony, a family lineage. But he is the hope for future generation to rejuvenate the pride of playing polo.
At the end of the day, love of polo and pony prevails over poverty and business where all sacrifice for the promotion and future of polo. Shaolin impressively tailors the boy; Prafullo gives a performance of lifetime where noted actors including Tonthoi, Shanti, Jasmine, Phiroj, Romesh, Deven, child actor Berlin, polo player Muhindro contribute immensely standing tall as a strong pedestal.
Dr. K.Sushila Leima, the producer is a retired director, Art and Culture. She ventures into this film as a second production having produced a commercial entitled, “Emoinu”.
Maipaksan Haorongbam works for DIPR as Video Editor and has won the Rajat Kamal, the National Award, earlier with his feature film, ‘Eibusu Yaohanbiyu’ at the 63rd National Film Awards.
Bobby Wahengbam has also won the National Award, Swarna Kamal for the best book at the 65th National film Awards earlier.The film is cinematographed by another national award winning cameraman Irom Maipak and edited by Rajkumar Lalmani.