GUWAHATI, Oct 26 - �I hope there will be a debate in the media about my recent film. Through such debates, the problems I have depicted in my film will get a positive solution,� said Jahnu Barua, the national award-winning filmmaker from Assam, while addressing the media in the second edition of Guwahati International Film Festival (GIFF) being held here today.
Barua�s recent directorial venture Bhonga Khiriki (Broken Window) was the opening film of the GIFF, which was screened at the Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra Auditorium here after the inaugural ceremony of the film festival on Thursday evening.
The story of the film is about the life of Togor who marries a militant. Her father refuses to acknowledge the marriage despite constant pleading by a benevolent mother. Although Togor agrees to the ideology of people�s fight against injustice, she is more worried about the uncertainty of life that exists around her.
However, Togor is hardly aware that the most unfortunate moment of her life is yet to come� when two army men arrive at her house on a routine visit to inquire about her husband� all of a sudden, her life takes an unexpected turn.
�The film is a metaphor. Through the story, I try to depict Assam and the Assamese people as I have been observing the land and its people from my childhood days. It is a story of various incidents faced and experienced by the Assamese people,� said Barua.
He also said, �I always like to tell stories of my land. Assam has many such untold stories. We should take such stories to the global platform.�
Speaking about her experience, Jerifa Wahid, the main protagonist of the film, said, �I am very satisfied with the film. It is a perfect movie. Personally, I got an opportunity to learn many film-related things from Jahnu Barua during the shooting.�
It is the first Assamese film to be produced by Purple Pebble Pictures owned by star actress Priyanka Chopra and Easterly Entertainment owned by Shahnaab Alam in association with RA Creations. The producers of the film are Priyanka Chopra, Dr Madhu Chopra and Shahnaab Alam.
Bishnu Khargharia, Seema Biswas, Zerifa Wahid, Joy Kashyap, Sanjay Khargharia, Kasvi Sharma and Mohammed Ali Shah acted in the movie.