Assamese film ‘Chor-The Bicycle’ Selected to Asian Film Festival

Khanjan Kishore Nath’s Assamese film ‘Chor­- The Bicycle’ has been selected to the Salamindanaw Asian Film Festival in the Asian competition section, which will take place from November 27 to December 1 in General Santos City, Southern Philippines.

Heralding a pioneering cinematic work, the story of the film explores class as told through the relationship of two boys, and their attraction towards a bicycle. The key roles in the film have been essayed by Gunjan Saikia, Raktim Gayan, Abhilasha Kakoty, Sachin Nath, Amiya Hazarika, Seema Baruah, Purabi Saikia among others. The music of the film has been scored by Anurag Saikia whereas a song has been rendered by Nahid Afrin. The cinematography of the film has been done by Jayanth Mathavan from Tamil Nadu, sound designing by Manas Protim Goswami and editing is by Bikash Dutta. Besides directing, Khanjan Kishore Nath has also written the film’s story and script.

After his critically acclaimed short film ‘Saknoia – The River Flows’, Khanjan Kishore Nath’s new film has been produced by Sanjive Narain under the banner of AM Television Productions in association with Ramdhenu Films and Whiteflower.

Earlier, ‘Chor­- The Bicycle’ was selected for the Goa Film Bazaar organized by the International Film Festival of India 2011, and was also invited to the Producer Lab, Cinemart, organised by the International Film Festival of Rotterdam 2012. This is the first film in Assamese language to be invited to the Producer Lab, Rotterdam. Among the 23 projects in Goa Film Bazaar, only 4 projects were invited to the lab and ‘The Bicycle’ is the first project for that. Besides that, ‘Chor’ was also invited to Video Library Selection organized by 32nd Guadalajara International Film Festival 2017 in Mexico, the most prestigious film festival in Latin America, and also got the official selection in the Competitive Panorama section at the 10th International Children’s Film Festival, Bangladesh 2017.

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