GUWAHATI, Feb 7: Sijou, a film written and directed by Vishal P Chaliha has been officially selected for the Montreal Independent Film Festival, 2021.
A historical drama film, it is inspired from actual events and portrays the lives of the people living near the Indo- Bhutan border areas (mostly in Assam) who were enslaved during the Feudal Land Tenure System which was in practice in Bhutan till 1958.
Produced by Omprakash Kherkatary, the main cast of the film includes Jayanta Narzary, Pansy Brahma, Bijit Basumatary, Kamleswar Basumatary and Omprakash Kherkatary.
The sound designing and re-recording mix of the film is done by Debajit Changmai while cinematography of the film is done by Ashutosh Kashyap and music is composed by Dhrubajyoti Patgiri.
The film was shot in Arunachal Pradesh, Manas National Park and in the village of Saikhonguri, Baksa.