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September 30, 2009

Varnothsavam – 2009

Another Malayalam star show making it’s way to Boston area.

This show is directed by National Award winning director Rajeevnath.

Details about Artists:

  • Nedumudi Venu
  • KPAC Lalitha
  • Jayaraj Warrier
  • Nandu
  • Devi Chandana
  • Sayanora
  • Krishna Mohan
  • Seema G Nair
  • Kishore Varma
  • Anju Mohandas
  • Salini
  • BabuJose(Keyboard)

Venue:  Marlboro Middle School, 25 Union St, Marlboro, MA

Date and Time: 10/10/2009, 6:30 PM
For tickets please click here.

More details about the show here.

Varnothsavam 2009

September 18, 2009

Flowers in the spring

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Anand Puravangara took this beautiful picture.  And it inspired him to write this short poem.




Am I the best, of  us the four?
Am I the one you want to see most?
Got to go now as fall knocks the door
Will I be missed until my turn?


September 9, 2009

NEMA Ist annual Short film competition – Results

We are pleased to announce the results of the 1st Annual NEMA short
film competition.

The final five submissions were

1. “Are You From India?” by Team Pandarakalam
2. “Aspirations” by H1N1 Productions
3. “Blueberry Killer” by Chillara Creations
4. “Fortune Cookies” by Minnesota Malayalees
5. “Yaathranantharam” by Team VAAS

We were fortunate to have the following individuals in our judging panel;
1. Abi Varghese of the Akkara Kazhcha team
2. Ajayan Venugopalan of Akkara Kazhcha team
3. Anup Sugunan – a professional actor/director based in Hollywood, CA.

Teams H1N1 Productions and Minnesota Malayalees started out with 5
penalty points for exceeding the allocated 10 minutes.

Leading teams in individual categories were as follows :
1. Cinematography  – VAAS
2. Screenplay – Minnesota Malayalees
3. Acting(Film) OR Subject Matter (Documentary) – H1N1
4. Sound/Technical Aspects – H1N1
5. Creativity – Minnesota Malayalees
6. Overall Impression – H1N1

The judges have weighed in and the WINNER is … (drumroll
please)….”Aspirations” by H1N1 Productions(Part 1 and Part 2).  The judges were
unanimous in their decision and H1N1 Productions won inspite of
starting with a five point penalty.

Click here for the play list of final 5 entries.

September 7, 2009

NEMA Office bearers – 2009-10

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NEMA Office bearers 2009-10

NEMA Office bearers 2009-10

Onam celebrations 2009, held on 5th September 2009 was a huge success. A sumptuos Ona sadya, Maveli and delicious programs and a record crowd. On that occassion the office bearers of 2009-10 were also announced.

President:  Rema Nair
Vice President: Dr.Sreekala Vasudevan
General Secretary: Latha Ajit
Arts Club Secretary: Meena Unni
Deputy Arts Club Secretary: Sneha Jacob
Treasurer: Au Rames
Arts Committee:  Asha Kurup,Udaya Rani,Veena Sabari,Geena Anand
Please join us in wishing this all women crew success.

September 4, 2009

NEMA Onam celebrations 2009

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This years Onam celebrations would be held tomorrow at  Oak Middle School, Shrewsbury.  As  always, NEMA has arranged a host of exciting and innovative programs.  Highlights  of this upcoming Onam celebrations are:

  • Pookkalam
  • Sadya
  • Songs by guest singer Thahseen
  • Photowall
  • Procession with Maveli
  • “Thiruvaathira”
  • “Men’s Thiruvathira”
  • “Vaividhyangalude Naadu” – A themed short fashion show
  • Ona Madhurima  – a group song written, composed and sung by community talents including professionals.
  • Various dances and music
  • Newly elected Officials for 2009-10 will be introduced during the short business meeting.

For timing and details of the event, please click here.

Take part in this Onam festivities and make this year’s Onam a memorable one.

September 2, 2009

Wish everyone a Happy Onam!

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