GUWAHATI, Sept 23 - Crusader against witch-hunting menace Birubala Rabha has lauded the upcoming Assamese feature film, Aei Maatite, saying it depicts the true picture of the unfortunate incidents that are taking place in Assam.
After a special screening organised exclusively for her and Mission Birubala, she praised the makers of the first Assamese full-length feature film on the witch-hunting and opined that the film should be widely viewed.
Aei Maatite is releasing on October 6, in all major theatres across Assam and some important places in other north-eastern States.
�Dr Sitanath Lahkar has aptly highlighted the battle that many like me are fighting in their lives against superstition. We need more such films, dramas and street plays,� Rabha said after watching the film.
Aei Maatite, made under the banner of Angeekar Films, is directed by independent filmmaker and eminent theatre personality Dr Sitanath Lahkar and it is an adaptation of his famous stage play, Tamasa on the burning problem of witch-hunting. The story, screenplay, dialogues and lyrics have also been penned by Dr Lahkar, a retired principal of Cotton College.
�The film has exactly shown the incidents that are taking place in our society in the name of witch-hunting. I really liked the scene where a couple was fed with human and vulture excreta. This is what is happening in reality. We must show the film in those areas where incidents of witch-hunting are happening. We should take government help in that direction,� Rabha said.
The �action-drama� film has some very critical scenes, shooting of which was done with utmost care and precision. Such types of rustic action scenes are hardly seen in Assamese films. The film cinematically showcases some of the inhuman killings in the name of witch-hunting.