By our staff reporter
Guwahati, March 6: The documentary titled ‘A light that refuses to fade out’, directed by television persolity and director Bobbeeta Sharma, has received the Jury’s Special Mention Award in the Heritage Short Film Competition 2018 held under the aegis of the Chalachitram Guwahati Film Festival recently in Guwahati. The film has been produced by Sangita Advertising, a leading television production house of Assam.
The award was presented by Minister of Cultural Affairs, Assam, ba Kumar Doley at a function in Jyoti Chitrabon, Guwahati on March 4.
The film is about 101-year old Aru Mukherjee who has been living a spirited life, surviving only on black tea and Thin Arrowroot biscuits since 1947, at the Rehabari area of Guwahati. Aru Mukherjee’s journey has been marked by not accepting age as a deterrent for living life to the fullest. Significantly, she acquired a degree in singing when she was in her late 60’s. She maintained that she would never bow down to age but that age would be compelled to bow down to her.
The film was shot over a period of two years capturing different nuances of the life of Aru Mukherjee and also her 100th birthday celebration. The Jury of the festival was headed by noted editor Aseem Sinha who is credited with editing many films directed by ace director Shyam Benegal.
The team of Chalachitram is headed by film critic Utpal Dutta with Amarjyoti Deka as the organising secretary. The information has been provided in a communiqué.