GUWAHATI: Bidyut Kotoky directed Xhoixobote Dhemalite unveiled the poster of the film in an event held at Guwahati Press Club on Friday. The poster was released by Veteran Assamese actor and theatre artist Nipon Goswami, who has recently completed 50 years in the Assamese film industry.
Set to be released on February 8, the film has already won numerous awards. The film has won 3 awards, including the Best Film, in Love International Film festival, Los Angeles. The film was a part of prestigious Indian Panorama in IFFI Goa, the premier film festival of the country. It has also won the Best Narrative Feature in Erie International Film Festival, Pennsylvania, Best Screenplay Award at Treasure Coast International Film Festival in Florida among others.
Xhoixobote Dhemalite will be the first commercial Assamese movie to be released in America.
“After getting screened and appreciated worldwide, it makes me extremely happy to release the film here in Assam, where its actual roots are. It’s like a child that has taken a tour across the world has finally come home. I request everyone to watch the film and give honest feedback on it”, says Director Bidyut Kotoky.
Set in Assam in the violent period of the ’80s, Xhoxobote Dhemalite is a film about children growing up in violent places, witnessing brutality around them and how it affects them deeply, leaving an indelible mark on their growth.
The film stars Victor Banerjee, Nakul Vaid, Naved Aslam, Nipon Goswami, Nikumoni Barua and a bunch of young and energetic kids. It also marks the debut of actress and supermodel Dipannita Sharma in Assamese film. The film is about a generation which grew during the turbulent 80s in the state. Speaking on the occasion, Nipon Goswami said, “It gives me immense pleasure to be at this event today. As a part of the Assamese film fraternity, it makes me proud that our films are being acclaimed worldwide. However, our audience here needs to appreciate the films as well and only then we shall consider ourselves successful. I request everyone to watch the film and give it the love and support that it deserves”.
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