GUWAHATI, Oct 29 - Haldaa, a film directed by Tauquir Ahmed from Bangladesh had its India premiere today in the second edition of the Guwahati International Film Festival (GIFF) being held at the Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra here.
Director of the film, Tauquir Ahmed is an architect, actor, writer and filmmaker. He has made six feature films � starting with Joyjatra in 2004 � which have travelled to festivals worldwide. He made Haldaa in 2017.
The film depicts the life of a fisherman who earns his living from the River Haldaa. The river, which is a natural fish spawning field, is now endangered by different man-made causes. People depending on Haldaa for their livelihood are affected. Many are forced to change their profession. Monu Mia, a former fisherman from Haldaa now comes to the sea for fishing but loses his net and boat to pirates. Unable to refund the money he had borrowed, he has to agree to the proposal for his daughter Hashu�s marriage with Nadar, a middle-aged cousin of the moneylender.
The film was screened in the world cinema section of the GIFF.
In the Indian regional film section, the film Sarvann, directed by Karaan Guliani from Punjab was screened in the second edition of the GIFF. Wonder Boy, a film directed by Dick Lee and Daniel Yam from Singapore was screened today in the region of focus section.