A short film, 'Endharor Bheta Bhangi' (Breaking the Cocoon) directed by Arindam Barooah is slated for online release soon. The film has already earned recognition and accolades in a number of film festivals, both within the country and abroad. Although girls and women have made massive strides in education and sports, even outperforming boys and men in their quest for glory, but still, gender discrimination, particularly in the rural society, remains pervasive and a long-standing phenomena. No matter what, every woman and girl wishes to lead a kind of life which is unconstrained by harmful norms and stereotypes.
The story of 'Endharor Bheta Bhangi' is about a girl whose grandmother breaks age old gender based stereotypes and sets an example for others. Directed by Arindam Barooah, the film's story is written by Khimpi Dutta, while Nibir Akash Baruah collaborated with Arindam Barooah in penning the screenplay.
The dialogues have been rendered by Rita Bhuyan Barooah, Nibir Akash Baruah and Khimpi Dutta.
Tridib Konwar and Bhaskar Jyoti Dutta handled the cinematography, while, editing was taken care of by Hirak Jyoti Pathak, Tridib Konwar along with Arindam Barooah.
The short film has bagged a clutch of awards, including the bronze medal at the Virgin Spring Cinefest 2018 in Kolkata; second runner-up at the International Children's Film Festival of Jaipur; Special Festival Mention at the Sixth Indian Cine Film Festival-18, Mumbai, India, among others.
The short film was also screened at the eighth Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival-2018; seventh Kolkata Short International Film Festival; Aab International Film Festival 2018, Punjab; Berlin Flash Film Festival 2018, Berlin, Germany; Lake View International Film Festival, Punjab; Pukaar Short Film Festival, Mumbai; seventh Bangalore Short Film Festival-18; South Film & Arts Academy Festival - 18, Chile; among others.