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Malaysian Film Actress in Noida Film City

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Charming and talented maker of contemporary Malay films Erma Fatima who has brought her path-breaking film “The Last Malay Woman” for screening at the thirty-first international film festival of India currently being held at the Siri Fort in New Delhi, went out of her way to accept the request of Prof.; Sandeep Marwah of spend sometime with the students of the Asian Academy of Film & Television and to have a feel of the film shooting facility at the fast growing
Sandeep Marwah & Erma Fatima
Film City of North India. Answering questions from the students she said that she tries to give an identity to the malay cultural ethos and the society through her work. She mentioned that about ten films are being produced annually in Malaysia. Erma Fatima said that Malay movies are more akin to the Asian rather than the western ones and that Indian films are very popular in Malaysia. She said that although Malaya films are devoid of songs and dances, her countrymen enjoy such sequences in the Indian movies. Students were amused to hear her mention that ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, ‘Dil-Se’ and ‘Bandit Queen’ are amongst the recent Hindi films she liked very much. She was all praise for the cinematic expressions of Mani Ratnam. Erma Fatima said that after brief acting career, she joined the film school in the neighbouring Indonesia to learn the art & craft of film making and admitted that the knowledge and skill of acting have stood her in good stead while directing films. She mentioned that a creative person should have an unsatiable desire to express himself or herself better and that her best film will always be the “next one”. Concluding the meeting Erma Fatima wished good luck to the students and expressed her desire to shoot a part of her next film in the Noida, Film City and hoped that she will comeback to Marwah Studios and the academy in the near future.

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