KAANEEN: Monjul Baruah’s next centres around women, human relationship and social justice

Renowned Assamese director Monjul Baruah, of ‘Antareen’ fame, is back with his next film ‘KAANEEN’.  KAANEEN centres around women, human relationship and social justice.

Dr Jahanara Begum in her role as Protagonist

Expected to release on April, 2018, the film features Baharul Islam, Purnima Saikia, Mintu Baruah, Dr Jahanara Begum, Kasvi Sarma, Rahul Gautam Sarma, Jolly Bhattacharjya, Prankrishna Mahanta and Dhananjay Debnath among others. “The shooting has already been completed and we are in  the post production stage right now. We are editing the film now” says director Monjul Baruah in a rendezvous with UniTreed.

Baharul Islam in a still from the film

It must be noted that the film is based on a novel by Rita Choudhury. Music of the film is by none other than the very talented Tarali Sarma. Sound design is done by Amrit Pritam and cinematography by Nahid Ahmed.

Monjul Baruah thanks the producers of the film Dr Gopendra Mohan Das and Dr Jahanara Begum for approaching him for the amazing film. “I also thank Dr Rita Choudhury for her permission. She has always influenced me with her writings. My first film Antareen was also based on her novel and it gained popularity among the masses” he adds. He also says “I always have a feeling of fear if I can do full justice to her writings, in a film”.

When asked about the film, he said “It is one such film which the general public will love to watch. Every character in the film has an important role. I always prefer to create observational cinema utilising formal device and equipments. I lay more emphasis on naturalism and always want to work with professional actors in a real environment. I feel proud to work with KAANEEN and would like to thank my cast and crew members specially Dr Jahanara Begum, who plays the role of the protagonist. She has acted extremely well.”

He expects people to come out, and watch and accept his film.

The film has been shot at Tezpur and Guwahati.

Team UniTreed wishes the team of KAANEEN all the success.

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