After winning the prestigious Rajat Kamal for best Assamese film at the 62nd National Film Awards, in addition to being screened at the Indian Panorama section in the International Film Festival of India held in Goa in November, 2014 for the critically acclaimed ‘Othello’, Artha Films’ second venture ‘Antareen’ has recently completed its editing. Produced by Manabendra Adhikary, this new film is directed by a newcomer Monjul Baruah. Based on a women-centric, dark psychological story by eminent litterateur Rita Choudhury, ‘Antareen’s screenplay and dialogues are written by Rita Choudhury and Monjul Baruah. Filmed with the Red Epics camera by Suman Duwarah in the various locations of Dibrugarh, Tezpur and Guwahati, ‘Antareen’ features Arun Nath, Urmila Mahanta, Boloram Das, Aparna Dutta Choudhury, Jolly Laskar, Mayukh, Dhruba Prasad Bora, Himangshu Prasad Das, Pranami Bora, Debobrat Borthakur among others. The film’s assistant directors are Ghanashyam, Ronald, Rupam Chetia and Parag. Kiron Boro is the film’s production in-charge.
‘Antareen’ is a six year old dream project for producer Manabendra Adhikary. The film like ‘Othello’ has been planned to be sent to various film festivals in India and abroad, including the Indian Panorama.
‘Antareen’ was filmed and edited in a relaxed, cool atmosphere unlike ‘Othello’ which was made amidst tough circumstances. Producer Adhikary was hardly comfortable with the movie’s director during production. Clashes often broke out between them. It’s astonishing but true that Adhikary finished the post-production works himself. ‘Othello’ was screened at the third edition of the Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival on April 26. The movie was praised by several high profile critics in the country. But at this moment, Adhikary is quite excited with ‘Antareen’. He intends to release the film by the year-end.
Adhikary has also expressed concern about the film industry which is hardly producer-friendly. Investors have to endure a lot of heartbreak, which is true.