Although edge of the seat action-themed movies has taken a back-seat with the audiences, some emerging filmmakers are not averse to the idea of exploring the genre. While there are definitely a number of family-oriented films in store, nothing really gets the audiences’ heart racing like a good fight scene. The action films are mostly aimed at the young generation audiences who spend a great deal of their time staring at their cell phones. Its no coincidence but there are quite a few such new movies in store.
Last year, the action-tinged comedy ‘Local Kungfu’ created a huge craze among the audiences, setting a new trend in the genre. Its director Kenny Basumatary is encouraged to cash in with a sequel, an action adaptation of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors, which is now in its post-production stage.
A group of ambitious youths driven by some new ideas have emerged to make a new movie entitled ‘Hari Om’, which got released on October 21. Directed by Arup Jyoti Rabha and Syon Hazarika, this film is produced under the banner of ‘Brahmaputra Boys Entertainment’. The co-producers of the film are Nekibur Jamal and Dr Kamalendu Roy. The film is inspired by the massively popular Jean Claude Van Damme starrer ‘Bloodsport’ which featured a lot of devastating martial arts sequences. ‘Hari Om’ is also about love and devotion. The stunts in the movie are real and the actions scenes have been shot without using any VFX, cables or body doubles. The film offers moviegoers with some innovative action scenes.
The key roles are played by Bhaskar Ranjan, Prince, Trishna Kurmi, Debashree Gogoi, Bichitra Borgohain, Reev Batsalya, Sourav Baruah, Mukut Deka, Babu, Smrity Das, Kajal Sharma, Prafulla Kr Nath, Dipankar Gogoi, Ruprekha Das, Sarat Hazarika, Sadhan Ray, Rati Ray, Arup Nath, Syon Hazarika among others. One of the artistes, Bichitra Borgohain, who plays an important role, is infact a second Dan Black-Belt in the martial arts form called Tang So Do. The film’s camerawork has been done by Suruj Deka and Bhoda in the locations of Guwahati, Shillong and Sikkim. Its edited by Tinku Gogoi. The movie has three songs and one of them is in Hindi. The lyrics to the songs penned by Smrity Das and Abhishek Sarmah, are rendered by Smrity Das and Bidyut Pathak. The back-ground score has been done by Dipkesh Borgohain, choreography is by Mansum Pathak and make-up is by Smrity Das. The film’s poster has been designed by Dipankar Deka.