April 17, 2019

Celebrating Majuli: Bornodi Bhotiai’s Poster Releases

Amidst the Holi celebrations on March 22, the crew members of the upcoming Assamese feature film ‘Bornodi Bhotiai’ released the film’s official poster at the hands of the common people of Majuli. Based on the lived experiences of the director Anupam Kaushik Borah, this film is a commentary on the hopes and aspirations of the commoners that inhabit the island - an island long viewed only through the lenses that focuss on its cultural and communal diversity. 

This film would not have been possible with the generous help of the Majulials at every stage of the production process, and so it is only right that the first official poster be released at the hands of the Majulials, instead of celebrities,” director Anupam Kaushik Borah said. In an unprecedented incident, the poster release of this film took place in ferries, Satras, shops and streets of Majuli. Mask-maker and Sangeet Natak Academi awardee Hemchandra Goswami and the Deputy Commissioner of Majuli District, Deba Prasad Mishra, spoke at one of these events. Proud and jubilant Majulials across the island enthusiastically help up the poster, high in anticipation of the upcoming release.

‘Bornodi Bhotiai’ is slated for release on May 3, 2019. It is worth mentioning that the release date was announced through a creative video that has drawn accolades throughout the state and has led to people appreciating the innovative marketing strategies of the film. The official poster was also simultaneously released in Barpeta amidst the famed Doul-Utsav celebrations of the district. Here, too, the poster release was done by people amidst much excitement for the film’s upcoming release. ‘Bornodi Bhotiai’ premiered at the prestigious ‘Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival’ last year and is the directorial debut of NSD graduate and theatre practitioner Anupam Kaushik Borah. 

The key roles in the film, written, directed and produced by Anupam Kaushik Borah under the banner of Bhawariya the T Positives, have been essayed by Dorothie Bharadwaj, Anupam Kaushik Borah, Kenny D Basumatary, Sonmoni Sharma, Kaushik Nath, Himanshu Gogoi, Rajib Nath, Manisha Bhuyan, Diganta Konwar, among others. The music has been scored by Tarali Sarma, cinematography by Prayash Sharma Tamuly, edited by Rantu Chetia, sound designed by Debajit Gayan, Arindam Das as Di Colorist, executive producer is Stuti Jyotshna Saikia, and chief assistant directors are Himangshu Nath and Arindom Kashyap.

Prantik Deka


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