FROM A CORRESPONDENT
Tezpur, Dec 8: A 13-minute horror film, titled ‘Awakenings’, produced, directed and scripted by a 27-year-old Assamese, Bhargav Saikia, bagged as many as 15 awards in intertiol film festivals across the globe in 2015.
The awards include the best foreign language horror film, the best thriller, the best film, the best cinematography, the best actress, the best director etc., in intertiol film festivals of California, Los Angeles, Dubai etc.
The short film also got 18 nomitions and has been invited to many countries like Cada, the USA, Ireland, Germany, and Mexico. The film got wide acceptance by viewers of Switzerland, Belgium, Australia, and Turkey among others.
‘Awakenings’ also got a raving review from Ivan Villamel Sanchez, the famous horror film producer of Spain, saying that Bhargav has made a great work. A judge also praised ‘Awakenings’ saying that “it is a stylist little horror opus. The artist does a good job of eliciting tension and suspense. This was enjoyable to watch and beautifully shot...” ‘Awakenings’ is the second film of Bhargav Saikia. The first was ‘Kafiron ki maaz’ which also got tiol and intertiol awards in 2013. Both the films have been produced by his own production unit – Lorien Motion Pictures, Mumbai.
Bhargav Saikia, who has made Assam and India, proud by his rare and enviable cinematic success, is the only son of reputed physician of Biswath Chariali in Sonitpur district, Dr Amal Saikia and Arundhuti Saikia.