Mithila Makhaan

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Mithila Makhaan is a Maithili language film directed by Nitin Chandra that stars Anurita Jha, Kranti Prakash Jha and Pankaj Jha.[1]

Udit Narayan has provided playback voice for all songs in the movie.

The movie has won Best Maithili Film in the 63rd National Film Awards under the language section. It is the first ever Maithili film from Bihar and Jharkhand to get a national award. Apart from winning Best Film in Maithili, "Mithila Makhaan" was also officially selected for International Film Festival of South Asia (IFFSA) in Toronto in May, 2016, Jagran Film Festival - 2016 and National Film Festival - 2016 organised by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in New Delhi and NFAI, Pune. The film is high budget production with filming in US, Canada, India and Nepal. It was shot in a temperature of -35 °C in Canada and +45 °C in India and Nepal.



Mithila Makhaan was produced by actress-entrepreneur Neetu Chandra's production house, Champaran Talkies and directed by her brother Nitin Neera Chandra.[2] The initial idea of the movie came to the producer when he was working with an NGO during the 2008 Kosi floods and he was thinking of the need for people to find work in other countries.[3]

Awards & Recognition[edit]

  • National Film Awards for Best Maithili Film [4]
  • Official Selection For International Film Festival of South Asia at Toronto
  • Screened at Patna International Film Festival[5]
  • Screened at NFAI, Pune[6][7]


  1. ^ Archived 2016-04-02 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Archived 2016-06-24 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Archived 2016-06-24 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "National Awards 2016: Here is the complete List of Winners". The Indian Express. 29 March 2016. Archived from the original on 28 March 2016.
  5. ^ Archived 2016-03-22 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Archived 2016-09-23 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Archived 2016-05-30 at the Wayback Machine