Assamese feature film ‘Dikchow Banat Palash’ has been selected for Indian Panorama at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) which will be held in Goa from November 20.
“Selection to Indian Panorama is a very satisfying achievement. The selected films will represent the country as the bests of Indian cinema for one year all over the world. It will travel across the globe carrying a slice of Indian culture. This year the competition was very tough with films of giants like Adoor Gopalkrishnan, Girish Kasarvalli, etc, in the fray,” said director Sanjib Sabhapandit.
He added that the film has a wide human dimension and it is set in the backdrop of two culturally and anthropologically distinct people, although they are neighbours. “I believe, a refreshingly new story, a good script, superlative acting, brilliant camera work, authentic sound design and above all a very good team work that led to a good production design resulted in this glory.”
Produced by Assam Film (Finance & Development) Corporation Ltd and Utpal Kumar Das of Canvascope, ‘Dikchow Banat Palash’ is written, scripted and directed by Sanjib Sabhapandit. It is the only Assamese language film to be selected for Indian Panorama 2016.
The film stars veteran actor Kulada Kumar Bhattacharjee, Naga actress Lolenla Ao, Chikmik, Mala Goswami, Chinmoy Chakraborty, Aren Jamir, Bidyut Bikash Sarma, Biren Hazarika, etc. The cinematography is by Parasher Baruah, editing by Sourabh Dutta and music direction is by Anurag Saikia.