LOS ANGELES, July 28 - Assamese film Xhoihobote Dhemalite (Rainbow Fields) today bagged three top awards at the 3rd Love International Film Festival here.
Besides the best film, it also won the awards for best actress (Dipannita Sharma) and best music (Anurag Saikia) at the festival, where more than 150 films from 36 countries were screened. The film, directed by Bidyut Kotoky, deals with the sensitive issue of children of Assam growing up in violent times and witnessing brutality around them.
Receiving the award, Kotoky said, �In Xhoihobote Dhemalite, we always believe that we are making a world cinema in Assamese language. Our emotions respect no geographical barriers � we don�t need a language to laugh or to cry. Thank you Love International Film Festival for re-affirming our faith.�
Earlier in the day, Xhoixobote Dhemalite arguably became the first Assamese film to be commercially released in the US, with four shows screened at the Cine Grand Cinema Fremont (California).
Based on true events, the film also features seasoned actors like Victor Banerjee, Nakul Vaid, Naved Aslam, Nipon Goswami and Nikumoni Barua.
The film is produced by India Stories, a Mumbai-based production house and co-produced by Kotoky�s Dhruv Creative Productions and US-based Kurmasana Kreates. � PTI