Audiences lap up Wyne’s new film ‘Kya Ma Ka Hnin Si Par Maung’

A poster of ‘Kya Ma Ka Hnin Si Par Maung’ (‘I am a Rose, Dear”).

Noted filmmaker Wyne’s latest film “Kya Ma Ka Hnin Si Par Maung” (“I am a Rose, Dear”) continues to dominate the box office despite its pirated copy being watched online by internet users. Since its release on June 12, major theatres in Yangon and Mandalay have agreed to screen the film for four weeks [instead of three weeks as usual] on the back of its record-setting first weekend take. 

From hip hop to silver screen

Renowned hip-hop artist Hlwan Paing started out on his music career as a member of the underground outfit ‘89’ while still a university student. He got his big break in 2009 when he was picked as one of the featured artists for Yè Lay’s “Third Rhyme” album. Ever since he has released a solo album and a duet album, participated in many group albums and performed in many concerts. Now he’s wearing another hat as an actor starring in a couple of films.  

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Calling out for justice

Aung Myo Min’s goal is to instill rule of law and justice in Myanmar. (Nation Photos/SukolKerdnaimongkol)

After 24 years of exile in Thailand, Aung Myo Min is once again making his voice heard. A leader of the student rallies in Rangoon – Yangon as it is today – back in 1988, the outspoken human rights activist is determined to see the restoration of rule of law and justice in Myanmar. 

Back in his native land since 2013 after almost quarter of a century away, he’s hoping to make the Myanmar people, and especially children, realise the true meaning of human rights as well as aware of their own rights. 

‘Letter to the President’ heavily censored

Wyne is one of the most prolific film-makers in Myanmar. (Photo – Supplied)

“Letter to the President”, a feature film by noted Myanmar director Wyne, has been under review by the Myanmar film censorship board for three months, and there’s still no sign of the film being given the board’s permission anytime soon.  

The board has requested that a character who’s portrayed as the son of a minister be changed to the son of a minister’s crony. 

Singer denies US visa snub

Htun Aeindra Bo’s Facebook page clarifies the US visa rejection rumour ahead of her American tour

Actress turned singer Htun Aeindra Bo has denied the rumour that her and four other artists had visa applications rejected by the US Embassy for stating that they were NLD (National League for Democracy) members in their paperwork.

A Facebook user named Khaing Zaw wrote that the five artists claimed they were NLD members in their application forms but had been rejected as their names were not on the party membership list held by the embassy.

Reel time for chick lit

Ponnya Khin is regarded as one of Myanmar’s influential chick-lit authors. The film adaptation of her best-selling novel “Kya Ma Ka Hnin Si Par Maung” (“I am a Rose, Dear”) has just hit the theatres. While the film has caused a sensation among film critics, its title is becoming one of the buzzwords on social media following its press preview. The novelist told Myanmar Eleven in a recent interview how she’s coping with the success of the film and the sheer popularity of her several other novels destined for the big screen.