Update : April 21, 2020
U Kin Maung Yin (A60, GBNF)
- Loves Classical Music, and Modern Art.
- Directed the movie “Hna Ma Let Shawt Nay Lay Dawt”. The movie was hard to appreciate by most Burmese. It set the record for the first movie not to have Full House at the First Day First Show. Grapevine says that some foreigners tried to purchase the movie.
- Classmates : U Tin Htoon and U Aung Kyee Myint
He would hang around at “Architects Incorporated” (founded by U Bo Gyi, U Tin Htoon and U Aung Kyee Myint) along with fellow artists U Paw Oo Thet and Director Win Pe.
- Memories by Uzin Myo Tun (A69)
- Memories by U Htun Aung (EP70)
- Photos by U Aung Khin (A69)
One photo shows U KMY in his younger days when he hung around with the Architect students
Uzin Bobby Myo Tun (A69) wrote :
U Kin Maung Yin was everyone’s friend – one of the most amicable individuals I’ve ever known. He was mentor to many of us student architects of the late 1960s and of the 70s. His versatile talents extended into move-making, authorship and painting. His avant-garde movie “နှမလက်လျှော့နေလေတော့” made six decades ago remains unrivaled to date in the Myanmar movie industry. He immersed himself in modern painting and writing during the last two decades of his life. An icon of the arts, indeed!
U Htun Aung (EP70) wrote :
In 1971, I was waiting for the governmental employment living with Demonstrator (civil) and Inlay hostel hall tutor Saya U Khin Mg Tint. One day U Khin Mg Yin came and unexpectedly invited me to accompany him as his aid in movie-making and shooting a film named “Bahman Bazan Akhyaung” (ဘမှန်ဘဇံအကြောင်း). For that film, he was the Director. I was always near him to help for everything he ordered me to do. In those days, from morning to night I was together with him at film shooting sites, especially at Collegian Nay Win and Dar Khin Marlar’s home where most of the indoor scenes of the film had been shot. Also we had to spend much time in making the film at Film upgrading [processing] Studio. The producer of the film was “Momyint Thawdar Film Production” which was owned by Daw Khin Mar Lar, Actor U Nay Win’s spouse. Time taken to shoot that film was nearly three months. Main actors were Collegian Nay Win, Khin Yu May and Aye Aye Thin.
After that film, I was also with U Khin Mg Yin to help reading and editing the directing schedules of the film named “Thway” the Novel written by Journal Kyaw Daw Ma Ma Lay. But that script was not approved by State Film Editing Committee [Censor Board] due to the Fascism hating point of view of the country at that time.
U Naung Tun Lwin (M75, GBNF)
- Directed several movies
- Classmates : Daw Mar Mar Yee, Maurice Chee (U Hla Myint Thein) and U Than Po
Thamankyar Ko Myint (Min70)
- U Aung Myint (Min70) and U Than Win (T70) are close friends and cousin brothers-in-law.
U Than Win married Daw Zelma Yu, a cousin of U Aung Myint.
- U Aung Myint became known as “Thamankyar Ko Myint”.
- U Than Win wrote the script for the movie “Thamankyar”.
- The movie was directed by Ko Myint’s elder brothers “A1 Than Htut” and “A1 Thein Htut” (twin brothers). Grapevine says that there are the reincarnation of two Japanese pilots.
- The movie was produced by Maha Weik za hto Films (studio of U Nyi Pu, Ko Myint’s grand uncle). U Nyi Pu is considered to be the first Burmese movie actor.
- A1 U Tin Nwe, U Nyi Pu, U Maung Maung Soe, A1 U Tin Maung (winner of two Academy awards) and their extended family members had several film companies.
U San Lin (Maung Lu Pay, M87) wrote:
YIT/YTU produced some movie stars including the following :
- Ko Htin Lin , B.E (EP)1993 batch (aka) Dway ( GBNF )
- Ko Aye Thein , B.E (EC) 1987 batch (aka) Min Oo.
- Photo credit to Kyaw Kyaw (Set Hmu)
U Aung Win (C87) added :
Also Pyi Ti Oo (Civil)
Nang Khaming (A70) wrote :
Most of the people didn’t like the movie Hna ma let shawt nay lay dawt because there was no dialog in the movie except ‘pea pyout’. Most can’t appreciate that kind of movie, but I like that movie and appreciate .
Ko Wint Khin Zaw (A79) wrote :
Architect UKMY must be too advanced for the period. I think he directed another movie called “Ba Hman Ba Zan Akyaung” which was appreciated a bit more by some audience.