GUWAHATI, May 6: Distinguished filmmaker Utpal Borpujari’s Assamese feature film Ishu was screened at the National Film Awards Festival on Sunday. The film is based on noted Assamese writer Monikuntala Bhattacharya’s novel with the same title. The subject of witch-hunting has been portrayed from a boy’s perspective in the children’s film, Ishu.
Produced by the Children’s Film Society India (CFSI), the film has already been screened at various film festivals across the world. The film critic-turned-director of Assam, who had also worked as a journalist for many years, has so far made five documentaries, Mayong: Myth/Reality, Songs of the Blue Hills, Soccer Queens of Rani, Memories of a Forgotten War and For a Durbar of the People. Borpujari is one of the prominent film critics from Assam who bagged the National Award in 2002.