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Aarohi: An Assamese film that has something to tell ambitious parents

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 Jan 2015 12:00 AM GMT

One who chases a dream chases the dream away, in reality

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, January 17: Aarohi (a rider), small–budget Assamese film that was released on Friday, reminds the viewers of Amir Khan’s one of the most–sought–after films –Tare Jamin Par. Though these two films have quite different storylines, they have some sort of similarities, in essence.

The theme of Aarohi is – one who chases a dream chases the dream away, in reality. In other words, one cannot translate one’s dream into a reality by chasing it. The film gives its viewers the lesson that in order to get a dream translated into reality, one has to ride on something real, not on the dream.

Noted director of the film, Arup Man has successfully got this message across through the brilliant onscreen performance of Chanda Sarma, who played the role of a mother chasing her broken dream of becoming a lecturer. With her dream of becoming a lecturer not being fulfilled, the mother continues to cherish her dream of making her daughter a lecturer. She is hell–bent to make her daughter a lecturer, an aim in life which she could not achieve herself. So much so that she started to put pressure on her daughter so that she can come out with flying clolours in examitions. Her child, played by around six–year–old character actor Sabm Borgoyari, did her best as a first timer facing the camera. Her expression of emotion in certain scenes makes an actor hidden in her quite visible. She has done much better than what is expected from an actor facing the camera for the first time. A child of mediocre calibre, the daughter could not bear the pressure being exerted on her by her over ambitious mother. The result was that the child had to fall sick, not being able to cope herself up with her demanding mother on her performance on the education front. At last the mother realized the mistake she had made. Had she realized it earlier, the child would not have been robbed of her precious childhood. The director got his message clearly across that a child should be allowed to grow its tural growth, and any undue pressure on a child from outside would only make its growth abnormal.

Director Man deserves applause for his depiction of the two characters – the mother and her child. The role of the father was played by Ragini Oikyatam.

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