Finally, the Big Day is announced! The first full-length Assamese feature film on witch hunting problem AEI MAATITE will be released on 6th October, 2017 across Assam.
At a sober function held at Guwahati Press Club this afternoon, ANGEEKAR Films announced the release date of one of the most awaited Assamese feature films of the year – AEI MAATITE. The film’s Director Dr Sitanath Lahkar and star actor Mr Rupam Chetia were also present in the press conference, along with the film’s distributor Goenka Enterprises’ Proprietor Mr Shankar Lall Goenka and digital content providing company UFO Moviez India’s General Manager (Sales & Distribution) Mr Sourav Dutta.
Commenting on the big date of the film, Dr Lahkar said: “It is really a special day for all of us in AEI MAATITE to announce the release date. We have travelled exactly two years since we first announced the project in 2015. Despite the ongoing crisis period of Assamese cinema, we truly hope that people will watch and appreciate the film, which we believe is exceptional from the point of story, acting and speed.”
The Official Teaser (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARnTCzMQHN0), which was launched in March, has received widespread appreciation of the public and it has boosted the morale of the team, he added.
The movie is directed by independent filmmaker and eminent theatre personality Dr Lahkar and it is an adaptation of his famous stage play TAMASAA on the burning problem of witch hunting. The Story, Screenplay, Dialogues and Lyrics have also been penned by Dr Lahkar, a retired Principal of Cotton College.
AEI MAATITE’s distributor and a veteran in Assamese film industry, Mr Shankar Lall Goenka said: “It is a good film on a very important subject affecting our society. The film has been made very nicely and sensitively. We will do everything possible to take it to maximum number of people in Assam.”
The ‘action-drama’ film has some very critical scenes, shooting of which were done with utmost care and precision. Such type of rustic action scenes are hardly seen in Assamese films. The film cinematically showcases some of the inhuman killings in the name of witch hunting.
The star actor of the film, Mr Rupam Chetia said, “Working in this film was a very good experience for me, especially because it is on such an important social issue. The way Lahkar Sir has handled the subject in the film, I believe any movie enthusiast will simply love AEI MAATITE when it is released.”
AEI MAATITE’s digital content provider UFO Moviez’s Mr Sourav Dutta said: “We are very happy to be associated with this battle against superstition, which has killed hundreds of people of our state. Our sole effort will be to offer our support to screen AEI MAATITE in as many cinema halls as the distributor can book on 6th October this year.”
ANGEEKAR Films received the clearance from the Central Board of Film Certification (Censor Board) for AEI MAATITE with a U/A certificate without any cut or modification.
AEI MAATITE has a very strong message against witchcraft, upholding the value of scientific temperament and human life. The film mainly talks about the witch hunting problem in Assam and how a section of people are using witchcraft for their own interest. Witchcraft has no reason at all and is shrouded with darkness of superstition, which is to be overcome by the society – this is the say of the film.