Depicting the Spirit of Assam

Two documentary films – ‘Holi : the spirit of colours’ – directed by noted filmmaker Ranjit Das (in English) and ‘O’ Aai Sei Gaonkhon Koloi Gol’, directed by actor-director Upakul Bordoloi, was recently screened at the Bhagawati Prasad Barua Auditorium, under the auspices of the Gauhati Cine Club.

The first film depicts in detail the most important cultural festival of the Barpeta Satra celebrated yearly with sacred rituals and a distinct local flavour. This documentary was officially released for screening at the 9th Jaipur International Film Festival and the 7th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival, 2017.

The other film – ‘O’ Aai Sei Gaonkhon Koloi Gol’, is based on the poems penned by noted singer-composer Kamal Hazarika, depicting Assamese rural life and scenic beauty; the documentary has been produced under the banner of Dhirkamal Hazarika.

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