Upcoming feature film on witch hunting problem “AEI MAATITE” has done many firsts in Assamese cinema. One of them is introducing number of prominent faces in the cinema world. Out of the many new faces in AEI MAATITE, three will be for looked out.
The lead female character ‘Devajani’ in the film has been enacted by Monisha Goswami. A former student of Cotton College, AEI MAATITE is her debut film. Hailing from Jorhat, she has performed in many stage plays and TV serials earlier.
Jhon Narzary from Kokrajhar is playing the negative character in his first Assamese feature film AEI MAATITE. A natural actor, Jhon will surely surprise movie lovers and will redefine portrayal of negative characters in Assamese cinema.
The biggest surprise is in the film is renowned folk singer Jina Rajkumari. In her first ever appearance on the big screen, Jina has portrayed a very important character in AEI MAATITE. Assamese movie lovers will surely discover a hidden talent of acting in Jina, who is working for many years across the state on preserving folk songs of different tribes.
Commenting on introducing new faces to Assamese cinema, AEI MAATITE’s Director Dr Sitanath Lahkar said “It has always been my endeavour to have newcomers in whatever projects I have carried out so far. Introducing fresh blood to any field enrich that particular segment in the long run. The energy of newcomers always boosts the entire production unit. AEI MAATITE is full of new faces. I believe, they are going to be valuable addition to Assamese cinema. The hardworking Jina, Monisha and Jhon are surely going to surprise the audience. Their performance does not give an iota of hint that it is their first feature film. As a director, I am happy that they delivered to the maximum of their capability.”
In total, AEI MAATITE has over 100 characters and most of them are played by first timers like Lalit Sarma, Smita Lahkar, Bhupesh Sharma, Satyajit Gogoi, Trideep Lahkar, among others.
Other important characters of the film are enacted by former Inspector General of Police S P Kar, AASU leader Lurinjyoti Gogoi, ABSU leader Pramod Boro, SFI leader Nirangkush Nath and Satra Mukti leader Bittu Sonowal.