Guwahati, May 10: A new film Ji Galpar Shesh Nai was announced at a function held in the premises of the Pabitra Kumar Deka Archive, located in Pub Sarania, Guwahati recently.
The function was graced by distinguished litterateur Homen Borgohain, who said that Assamese Cinema is presently enjoying a fair degree of maturity and success, which really augurs well for the movie industry. “The favourable climate has opened doors for filmmakers to make films with diverse themes” said Borgohain, adding that the audiences will discover a unique concept in this new movie.
Ji Galpar Shesh Nai is, infact, a collaborative venture involving three filmmakers, sharing similar aesthetics – Prodyut Kumar Deka, Utpal Datta and Prasant Saikia, who will helm three different tales, integrated into one single whole.
While the stories by Deka and Datta are based on or inspired by the works of famous French writers Honore de Balzac and Guy de Maupassant respectively, Saikia’s work is based on Homen Borgohain’s short story ‘Epitaph’, which the litterateur described as ‘infamous’ during his speech.
Both Deka and Datta are voracious readers and well acquainted with the works of famous litterateurs like Maupassant and Balzac. It also explains their keen interest to explore and transform famous literary works into the cinematic discourse.
Prodyut had derived inspirations from well-known literary sources for his films like ‘Dhunia Tirutabur’ and ‘Samiran Barua Ahi Ase’. Prasant will be helming something very different in terms of both form and content from his debut ‘Rum Vodka Whisky’, which also involved three stories.
It is not for the first time that Homen Borgohain’s work has been adapted to screen. His works have been made into critically acclaimed movies like Gouri Barman’s ‘Hridayar Prayujon’ and Jahnu Barua’s ‘Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai’.
Datta, a well-known film critic, who has found his own niche directing documentaries and short narratives, including the critically acclaimed ‘By-Lane 2’, will be making his feature film debut. In a world brimmed with linear, conventional narratives, it will be interesting to see how the filmmakers strings their respective tales into one single movement.
Noted film critic and drama director Nayan Prasad briefly spoke about the film’s multiple story concept – an experimental device, which is adopted by filmmakers all over the world.
The function was also attended by Dilip Das, Station Director, AIR, Guwahati, MitalI Chatterjee, Deputy Director General, AIR, Dimpi Mahanta, Professor, Cotton College, journalist Achyut Patowary, cine-journalist Bidyut Bhuyan among others.
Ji Galpar Shesh Nai’s script has been written by Prodyut Kumar Deka, Prasant Saikia and Ranjit Sarma. The film’s logo and title are illustrated by well-known artiste from Bengal, Saurish Mitra. The poster will be designed by Sri Lankan fine arts artiste and filmmaker Elekha Rupathirana.
Music shall be composed by Kishour Giri while cinematography will be handled by Ratul Barman and make-up will be done by Babi Chakravorty. The sound designing will be done by Debojit Gayan, and editing will be carried out by Sanjib Talukdar.
Currently being shot in Guwahati and its outskirts, the film stars Himangshu Prasad Das, Kalpana Kalita, Pankaj Mahanta, Deepjyoti Kakati, Debika Priyam, Hiranya Das, Hemanta Debnath, Simanta Barma, Nandini Boruah among others.
The film, to be produced by Arc Light, R-N Studio, UD Foundation and Meghna Creation’s Mihir Goswami (part associate), figures Anupam Hazarika as its adviser and Utpal Datta as the still photographer.
The shooting is set to be completed in three schedules.