June 16, 2019

After Over 15 Film Fests, Assamese Short Film ‘Mistake’ Releases

Assamese director Xahid Khan's short film ‘Mistake’, which was screened at more than 15 film festivals in countries like the United Arab Emirates, Nigeria and the US, got released on Assam's first online movie portal movietonne.com, on June 16 (Father’s Day). The team has decided to dedicate the film to all the fathers in the world.


"It's been written by Bangladeshi writer Nila Harun. In just one year, the short film has travelled to more than 15 film festivals, including Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival, Emirates Short Film Festival, In-Short Film Festival, Nigeria and Las Vegas Film Convention-19," Khan said in a statement.

‘Mistake’ is about a young girl Paahi, who writes a message to her boyfriend, but by mistake goes to her father, who has absolutely no hint about her boyfriend.

When she realises her mistake, Paahi retreats herself into the thought of her father’s reaction in response to her message and how will she face her father! Is her father going to respond wrathfully? What does she learns from her mistake?

The lead role of Paahi has been played by newcomer Srishti Sarmah. The other cast members include Prasanta Kumar Das (Paahi’s father), who featured in the National Award-winning film ‘Aidew’ as Jyoti Prasad Agarwala, the first Assamese filmmaker and in many other feature films. He also features in popular TV series ‘Crime Virus’. Jolly Laskar, a popular face of the small screen and stage, has played the role of Paahi’s mother.

The film has been edited by Jitu Ray and sound has been designed by Jyoti Chetia. ‘Mistake’, produced by Dilip Rajak, has been directed by Xahid Khan.

Khan added: “Existing users of the web portal can watch the film by paying only Rs.10 on a rent basis for 24 hours and the new users have to register themselves in movietonne.com, which is free and have to pay the same to watch which will be active for 24 hours. They can also enjoy other handpicked films from the Northeast in the portal.

Prantik Deka
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