Friday, August 06, 2010

Sikkim Girl in Amol Palekar's"And Once Again"

pic from Santa Banta
Yuden Zongtenpa plays a key role in the movie "....and Once More" directed by the famed Amol Palekar. The film is exclusively shot in Sikkim. Yuden Zongtenpa is a student of Tashi Namgyal Academy.
 Below is the extract of the review of the film that was screened at Goa
Sikkimese Child Actress Grabs Hearts
By Andrew Stephenson -
29 Nov 2009
Trapped between Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan, the mountainous Himalayan kingdom of Sikkim, which only officially became part of India in 1975, is not known for the number of Bollywood actors it producers - but it may have found a star of the future in seven-year-old Yuden Zongtempa.

Yuden steals the movie in Avartan (now"....and Once More"), currently being screened at the International Film Festival of India in Goa. Yuden, who is being raised in California where her father is an IT professional, had no problems with the dialogue as the film was shot in English. The movie's title refers to the natural cycle of beats in North Indian music and in the movie this is reflected in the intense relationships between three people. The movie also stars living screen legend Rituparna Sengupta and Rajat Kapoor. The film was shot entirely in Sikkim and is worth seeing for the extraordinary natural images alone.