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Sikkim Krantikari Morcha Celebrates ‘Tara: The Lost Star’ Historic Cannes Premiere

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Gangtok, May 22: The Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) has extended warm congratulations to the team behind the critically acclaimed film “Tara: The Lost Star” for its historic premiere at the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival 2024. This milestone marks a significant achievement for Sikkim’s burgeoning film industry.

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Directed by Samten Bhutia and produced by Sabitri Chettri, “Tara: The Lost Star” is a standout production from SaDa Productions and Passang Mintok Films. The film, featuring performances by Shyama Shree Sherpa and Kiran Dahal, along with a talented ensemble cast, has garnered widespread acclaim for its compelling narrative and vibrant depiction of Sikkim’s rich cultural heritage. The film, presented in Nepali, aims to captivate global audiences.

Under the visionary leadership of Honorable Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang, Sikkim’s film, fashion, art, and entertainment sectors have seen unprecedented support and growth. This progress has fostered a dynamic, revenue-generating ecosystem within the state. The premiere of “Tara: The Lost Star” at Cannes is a testament to this support and a remarkable milestone in Sikkim’s cultural promotion efforts.

Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang also expressed his congratulations to the film’s team. “I am thrilled to congratulate the entire team behind ‘Tara: The Lost Star’ for their remarkable achievement,” he stated on his Facebook page. “Sikkim has made its debut at the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival 2024 with this incredible film, showcasing the talent and perseverance of Himalayan cinema.”

Shyama Shree Sherpa represented Sikkim and the film at the Cannes screening, earning praise from artists and dignitaries worldwide. The selection of “Tara: The Lost Star” for the Marché Du Film market screening highlights the growing international recognition of regional cinema.

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Expressing further joy, Chief Minister Tamang wrote, “I extend my sincere applause to the director, producer, and everyone involved in bringing this cinematic masterpiece to life. I commend SaDa Productions and Passang Mintok Films for their perseverance, dedication, and vision.” He emphasized the SKM government’s commitment to promoting and preserving Sikkim’s culture and heritage, encapsulated in his vision of “Virasat dekhi vikas” (from heritage to development).

The Chief Minister called for collective celebration of this momentous occasion and continued support for filmmakers who inspire and enrich society through their creativity.

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