Film on witch-hunting to be released in October

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 12:  The first full-length Assamese feature film on witch-hunting – AEI MAATITE – will be released on October 6, 2017 across Assam.

At a function at Guwahati Press Club this afternoon, ANGEEKAR Films announced the release date of the film. Film’s director Sitath Lahkar and star actor Rupam Chetia were also present in the press conference, along with the film’s distributor Goenka Enterprises’ Proprietor Shankar Lall Goenka and digital content providing company UFO Moviez India’s General Mager (Sales & Distribution) Sourav Dutta.

Commenting on the big date of the film, Lahkar said: “We have travelled exactly two years since we first announced the project in 2015. Despite the crisis of Assamese cinema, we truly hope that people will watch and appreciate the film, which we believe is exceptiol from the point of story, acting and speed.”

The movie is directed by independent filmmaker and eminent theatre persolity Lahkar and it is an adaptation of his famous stage play TAMASAA on the burning problem of witch hunting. The story, screenplay, dialogues and lyrics have also been penned by Lahkar, a retired Principal of Cotton College.

Star actor Rupam Chetia said, “Working in this film was a very good experience for me, especially because it is on such an important social issue. The way Lahkar Sir has handled the subject in the film, I believe any movie enthusiast will simply love AEI MAATITE when it is released.”

ANGEEKAR Films received the clearance from the Central Board of Film Certification (Censor Board) for AEI MAATITE with a U/A certificate without any cut or modification.

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