GUWAHATI, Feb 28 � Assamese film Rodor Sithi has earned the distinction of becoming the only Indian movie to be chosen for the award of excellence in filmmaking and screenwriting in the best foreign film category at the Canada International Film Festival.
Titled The Scarecrow for international viewers, the film, with English subtitles, has been directed by noted theatre artist Baharul Islam and produced by Ikramul Majid, owner of the production house Alternative Cinematics. It stars popular Bollywood singer Papon, in his first acting venture, and Zubeen Garg. Adil Hussain, with a number of Bollywood and Hollywood films to his credit, also starred in the film.
Altogether 10 films have been chosen for the award in the foreign film category and Scarecrow is the only one from India.
The movie, featuring three most popular contemporary artistes, was released last year.
The festival will be held on April 11 and 12 in Vancouver, British Columbia.