March 23, 2019

‘Taxii’ : Assamese Filmmaker's Short Film Released @ YouTube

After overcoming various struggles and roadblocks, a Hindi short film titled ‘Taxii’ has been released on YouTube by the leading digital distribution company in India - Pocket films, on March 8, 2019. Produced under the banner of LN films, the thriller is written and directed by Mumbai based Filmmaker Arunjit Borah and produced by Jintumoni Teron. Shot across various locations of Mumbai, the film stars Riya Khaund and Sanjeev Giriwer in the lead. The film is about a girl who is traveling alone in a cab at night.

Los Angeles-based Musician Brandy Thomas, who has composed the music of the film, was contacted by Borah on a social networking site - The film’s music recording engineer is Adam Klein from Florida and the entire music for the short film has been recorded in Florida. The Re-Recording Mixer is Assam boy Boloy Kumar Doloi, who has worked in many Bollywood projects. The sound designer is Manas Pratim Goswami and director of photography is Vikash Birajdar.

Made on a shoestring budget, the film ran out of funds midway forcing the director to resort to crowdfunding. Thanks to financial help coming from Brandy Thomas and Richard RB Botto, the founder and CEO of stage 32, came on board as Associate Producer and the fund-starved ‘Taxii’ was back on track.

Aparajita  Bhuyan also extended ample support to see the film through its completion. Now that the film is finally ready for release, there is a sense of relief and satisfaction.

Meanwhile, ‘Taxii’ has already been screened in various national and international film festivals and collected a number of awards. The film has already earned positive reviews. The film’s release coincides with the International Women’s Day. Based on the theme of women’s safety, the film is likely to raise a number of questions.

Prantik Deka


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