Bidyut Kotoky’s award-winning film ‘Xhoixobote Dhemalite’ (Rainbow Fields), which depicts the trauma of children growing up amidst unrest and savage brutality during the Assam Agitation, is all set to release in Mumbai. Written and directed by National award-winning filmmaker Bidyut Kotoky, ‘Xhoixobote Dhemalite’ has already travelled to different places across the globe. The film was selected in the Indian Panorama category of the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI). It has also been selected by the US-based Kids First, the world’s largest film festival for children, Bangladesh Children Film Festival, Catoosa County Film Festival, New York Winter Film Awards, etc.
In the film, a famous film director, on hearing the news of his childhood friend’s death, goes back on a soul-searching journey to his native village and has to confront the unresolved vestiges of a terrible childhood accident, before he loses his last chance for redemption and closure.
“Its been 35 years since Nellie in Assam saw one of independent India’s worst acts of violence, leaving about 1,800 people dead in a single day. Our film deals with the underlying effects of the violence witnessed in the state since that incident and how it has severely impacted the minds of children who have grown up with it,” Kotoky says.
The film features Victor Banerjee, Dipannita Sharma, Nakul Vaid, Naved Aslam, Nipon Goswami and Nikumoni Barua. The child actors include Maharnav Mahanta, Rishiraj Baruah, Mrinmoy Medhi, Krish Talukdar, Mihir Pegu, Hiya Kotoky and Jiya Baruah. The film is produced by Trilok Malhotra and KR Harish.