GUWAHATI, Sept 26 - The 7th Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival 2019 commenced at Pragjyoti ITA Centre, Machkhowa here today.
Renowned film personalities and stalwarts such as Imtiaz Ali, Shobita Dhulipala, Paoli Dam, Karan Oberoi, and many others will take part in the four-day festival. The schedule includes film screenings, interactive sessions, panel discussions, film quiz and much more.
Festival Director Tanushree Hazarika delivered the welcome address. Imtiaz Ali, Shobita Dhulipala, Paoli Dam, Pratim D Gupta, Shiladitya Bora and Nicholas Kharkongor addressed the opening day press conference. Imtiaz Ali mentioned that the simplicity and the innocence of the people of Assam is so heartening and welcoming that it makes him want to visit the place again and again, while Shobita Dhulipala said she is looking forward to be a part of a film that would be screened at the festival in the future. Paoli Dam stated that she was really grateful that she could be a part of this festival.
M Choir from Mizoram performed in the opening ceremony, in which the special guests of the festival were felicitated.
Shantilal O Projapoti Rohosyo directed by Pratim D Gupta was the opening film. The movie, starring Ritwick Chakraborty and Paoli Dam, is about a deadbeat weather reporter and a glamorous and ambitious film star. When their worlds collide, it turns into a rollercoaster adventure ride from Kolkata to Chennai to Singapore. By the end, a new detective is born.
Earlier, a short film, Aapke Aa Jaane Se, directed by Shiladitya Bora, was screened.
Over the four days of the festival, acclaimed films such as Daughters of the Polo God, Strawberry Point, Widow of Silence, The Least of These: The Graham Staines Story, Picasso, Jacqueline I Am Coming, Nana: A Tale of Us will be screened. T for Tajmahal by Kireet Khurana will be the closing film of the festival.