From a Correspondent
DOOMDOOMA, Aug 9: Rajat Kamal award winning film director Jaicheng Jai Dohutia was felicitated recently by Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad(AJYCP), Tinsukia District Committee in association with Doomdooma, Kakapather and Dangari-Saikhowa Anchalik committees at Doomdooma Press Club auditorium.
Jaicheng Jai Dohutia, who hails from Tongo, a small isolated village in Tinsukia district, completed his three years course in editing from Jyoti Chitrabon Film and Television Institute after his graduation from Doomdooma College in Arts. He did a number of documentaries and short films like Khirikir Pakhi , The Urban Rot, animation film The Blind, The King of 21st century, a film on Karbi Dimoria king Holi Singh Rahang and a film on Rati-Bihu Chak-Soni under the banner of Mayamora Production.
Incidentally his short film Khirikir Pakhi, besides winning two prizes, was adjudged as best film in the Assam Short Film Festival, 2008. His first full-length film Handuk won Rajat Kamal for best film on the Morans - an aborigil ethnic community of Upper Assam in the 64th tiol Film Awards, 2017. The film has already been screened in a number of intertiol film festivals and has been able to earn many laurels like Grand Jury prize for India Gold in the 18th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, 2016 , Best Debut Filmmaker award in Kolkata Intertiol Cult Film Festival, 2017, Best Director award in Pickur Flick India Film Festival, 2017, Best Screenplay in Alaska Intertiol Film Awards, 2017 and Best Screenplay of the month in Arab Intertiol Film Festival, 2017.
Besides Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, the film has also been screened in Indian Film Festival, 2017, The European Independent Film Awards, 2017, South African Intertiol Film Festival, 2017, Habitat Intertiol Film Awards, 2017, 26th Hichester Intertiol Film Festival, 2017 and Satta Intertiol Film Festival, 2017. Already North East Hills University (NEHU), Shillong has invited Dohutia to deliver a speech on ‘Film appreciation’ along with arranging a special screening of his maiden film Handuk.
The felicitation meeting which was chaired by Surajit Moran, president, AJYCP, Tinsukia district, was addressed by a good number of invited guests comprising artists, actors, jourlists. Dulal Manki, the ‘Jhumoir Guru’ of MTV fame enthralled the audience by presenting a Bhupendra Sangeet. Incidentally, the producer of the film is father of Jaicheng and noted historian of the Moran community , Shrikumar Dohutia. He also spoke briefly about his son’s involvement in the making of the film.
Jaicheng Jai Dohutia was also felicitated by the Kakapather Press Club, Tinsukia District Jourlists Association (TDJA), Doomdooma Press Club and a number of other socio-cultural organizations at Kakapather on August 4. In his speech, Jaicheng dwelt on the trend of present film-making in India and abroad and underscored the fact that Bollywood films carried no remarkable impression in Hollywood.