Arindam Barooah’s short film ‘Obosheshot (At Last…)‘ has been officially selected for screening at the 23rd Kolkata International Film Festival 2017, to be held from November 10 to 17, 2017, in Kolkata. Based on a short story caled ‘Debodut’, written by distinguished filmmaker-litterateur Dr. Bhabendra Nath Saikia, the film narrates the story of Numoli, who strives to give her child a voice, the use of which she has forfeited due to unfortunate circumstances.
Director Arindam Barooah, who has made a number short films and documentaries, creates his own structure out of an offbeat theme. He remains one of the handfuls of filmmakers committed to exploring the possibilities of a short film.
Its heartening to know that ‘Obosheshot’ has received prizes at various film festivals, including the Honorable Jury Mention at the 7th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival – 2017, Delhi, Outstanding Achievement Award at 6th Season of Calcutta International Cult Film Festival 2017, Special Festival Mention at the 6th Bangalore Shorts Film Festival-17, and official selections to Cyprus International Film Festival, Five Continents International Film Festival in Venezuela, Barcelona Planet Film Festival 2017, Semi-Finalist at Lakecity Film Festival 2017, Lagos, Nigeria, among others.
The film is cinematographed by Thangmaism Nishanta Singha and Bhaskar Jyoti Dutta, while the script is written by Rita Bhuyan Barooah and Bhavna Devchoudhury, editing is by Diganta Gogoi, and the background music is scored by Jagoran Saikia. The cast of artistes include Dipika Gogoi, Anjjan Dhon Bordoloi, Jharna Sharma Devchoudhury, Padma Dolakasharia, etc.