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    Dated : Monday, July 02, 2012

Manju Bora?s New Film in Mising


Anil Panging of Disangmukh, Sivasagar has made a name for himself in the world of Assameseliterature with his forays as a poet, story-writer, novelist, essayist and columnist. Anil Panging is presently occupied as an assistant teacher with Disangmukh High Secondary School. His published works are 'Noir Seujiya Junak' (Poetry), 'Anubhave Ghila Khela Tongighar' (Poetry), 'Ajak Dawor Alop Borokhon' (Essay) and 'Anjalor Majuli' (Novel). Besides his writings are published on a regular basis in Sadin, Pratidin, Dainik Janambhumi, Gariyashi, Saatsari, Ajir Dainik Batori, Agradoot, Amar Asom, etc.

Anil Panging's well-read and critically acclaimed work 'Koyad' was published in the Bihu issue of Sadin. Eminent director Manju Borah will be making a movie with the same title based on this very novel by Panging in the Mising language. 'Koyad's dialogues are written by Panging himself and the script is prepared by Manju Borah. The preliminary works of this movie has started at the scenic location of Disangmukh. A workshop is currently being held at Disangmukh with local artistes besides artistes from Gogamukh and Majuli under the supervision of theatre director Dibakar Pegu and artiste Rupam Chetia. Both really believe that these local artistes have a lot of unexplored potential, which could be successfully turned to good account in the future. Recently, producer-director Manju Borah, cinematographer from Mumbai Sudheer Palsane, art director Phatik Barua and chief assistant director as well as production designer Jiban Dawka visited Disangmukh for research, study and for scouting out ideal sites for set construction. With their extensive experience and intellectual acumen, they have no doubt figured out the best way to achieve their artistic goals. No matter what, quality storytelling and treatment lies at the heart of what good cinema does best.

Writer Anil Panging along with his wife Leena Panging, local co-ordinators Drupad Sarma, Bipin and some local youths have taken it to task to shoulder all the responsibilities till the shooting starts.

'Koyad's 25 day shoot starts from July 4. The film's assistant directors are Lohit Dutta, Phool Dawka, Ghanshyam Kalita, Rupam Chetia and Dibakar Pegu. The final selection of artistes will be made soon after the workshop ends.

The film's editing will be done by A Shreekar Prasad. Music direction by Isaac Thomas Kotukapalli. The film will be produced under the banner of AAAS Production. The film will be made in 35 mm cinemascope with the Dolby Digital Sound.


Jetukar Misa Rong

Jetukar Misa Rong is a new and upcoming Assamese feature film that is currently undergoing post-production works after shooting was wrapped up at Guwahati locations. The film produced under the banner of newly formed production house Eastman Creation held it's mohurut on 9th May 2011 at the Jyoti Chitraban Film Studio. A film with a romantic theme, 'Jetukar Misa Rong's editing and other related works are progressing at full swing. The film will be released soon after censoring is completed.

'Jetukar Misa Rong' is produced by Pranab Das under the banner of 'Eastman Creation'. Besides directing, the story, script and dialogues are also written by Amarjeet Kumar Medhi. A romantic drama, the film is set in rural and city locations. Aspects of our prevailing culture and tradition in the towns and villages are explored to good effect in the film. The director is confident of the fact that he has made an appealing film for the young generation. He feels the subject has a real freshness to it. Apart from the screenplay, the music and songs of this feature film are also given prominence. 'Jetukar Misa Rong's music is scored by the talented Diganta Bharati. It will feature five different songs. Musical arrangement is done by Aniruddha Barua.This film is co-directed by a young talented lady named Umi Deka. The star cast includes some regular Assamese actors and actresses such as Ravi Sharma, Rajkumar, Chetana Das, Jayanta Das, Pallavi Medhi, Tanushree Barua, Bhaskar Barman, Deepak Kalita, Anjula Majumdar, Jayashree Barua, Pradip Saikia, Rubul Kalita, Jun Medhi, Junu Kalita, Deepak Kalita, Tutu, etc. Cinematography is done by Sida Bora (Nik), Dibyajyoti Baniya and Bhaskar Borah.The choreography is done by Uday Shankar and Rony-Deepak. Make-up is done by Nitu and Kishore. The songs are rendered by Diganta Bharati, Dikshu, Priyanka Bharali, Dimpi Sonowal and Nabanita. The film was shot in some beautiful locations of the Northeast such as Cherrapunjee, Chandrapur, Jyoti Chitraban and other places of the region.

At the time when the film industry is going through a rough phase, the committment and dedication of the young and talented artistes, who are continually involved with improving the situation by offering new films, is the only hope that has kept the industry alive this long and hopefully their attempts will pay off for good.


Admissions to Shahid Kushal Konwar Folk Culture Training Centre

With a view to encourage the new generation towards Assam's rich folk culture and heritage, a cultural institute 'Shahid Kushal Konwar Folk Culture Training Centre' is being newly formed at Ganeshguri, Guwahati. Everyone from a teenager to an adult can learn to play instruments here like Dhool, Khool, Nagara and undergo training in Bihu dance. The training is being conducted by Assam's eminent player of the Dhool, Prasen Borah and grandson of Shahid Kushal Konwar, Baba Konwar. The main instrument player of Ranjit Gogoi's Bihu group, Baba Konwar has got the prestigious opportunity of playing alongside his group at the opening ceremony of London Olympics. All those interested in undergoing training at the institute can contact Baba Konwar at numbers 98640-40975,

Harenor Tikatu

Upcoming director Pankaj Kalita's short film 'Harenor Tikatu' has been reaping success aplenty. After being adjudged the best short film and winning the Jiban Rai Memorial Award at the inaugural Shillong Short Film Festival, the film has been selected for the competition rounds at the 7th Kolkata Short Film Festival, 2nd Jaipur International Film Festival and the 2nd Gujarat Short Film Festival. The film was recently screened at Surat amidst national and international players and the organisers have lavishly praised the film. ''I have made this short film, since I belong to a village of Kamrup district and have seen the plight of the rural people who do not have proper clothes and books to go to school'', director Pankaj Kalita reveals. He is also the producer as well as the scriptwriter of this nine-minute long film. This short film's story is written by the late cine-journalist and eminent literatteur Pabitra Kumar Deka. Child artiste Alakesh Thakuria plays the protoganist flawlessly alongside Ratna Kalita, Guneswar Malakar, among others. The film's assistant director is Brajen Bhatta. It is edited by Dhanjit Das. Music is scored by Piju Das and videography is by Biswanath Das.


Majuli Artistes Abroad

A Satriya cultural troupe of Uttar Kamalabari Satra of Majuli, led by exponent Bhabananda Barbayan, has left for France and Switzerland.

At the invitation trip, the troupe - under the patronage of local NGO Preserve Majuli - will present various Satriya dances and gayan-bayan, founded by Sankardev and Madhavdev. The artistes include Govin Kalita Bayan, Mukunda Bayan, Niranjan Bayan, Dwipen Sarma, Madhav Kalita, Baburam Bayan, Dipak Barua Bayan, Sarbananda Duariya Gayan and Upen Bargayan.

Earlier, the artistes of the Satra have showcased the Satriya culture in different places like Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Bhopal, Hyderabad, Kerala, Karnataka and Goa. The troupe also earned popularity by presenting Ram Bijoy, Gayan-Bayan, etc in Indonesia, France and Portugal. It is a praiseworthy endeavour on the part of the artistes to propagate Satriya culture globally.


Seuji Dhorar Bukut

Seuji Dhorar Bukut, an audio CD of nine Assamese modern songs sung by Prasenjit Lahon, Suram and Subasana Dutta, was released recently. Presented by Innovative Creations and recorded at Digi Music, Guwahati, the album has music by Prasenjit and Bimal Baishya, with Bikash Barua and Bimal Baishya arranging the music. The lyrics are by Nurul Haque, Prasenjit, Dhrubajyoti Rajkhowa and Bimal Baishya.

Released to commemorate the World Environment Day, the album has a theme song titled 'Seuji Prithibi..', that appeals against deforestation. With a punchline 'Let us work together to stop global warming', the album was released at a function held at the Guwahati Press Club. The function anchored by Parthajyoti Das, was attended among others by popular actress Mridula Barua, singers Namita Bhattacharjya, Apurba Bezbarua, Malabika Bora and Sangeeta Kakati, flautist Parameshwar Basumatary and Bihu exponent Khagen Gogoi.

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