National Award winning Assamese film Kothanodi to be released on 16th September
This is the very moment which can be termed as the renaissance?of Assamese movie industry. In recent times there?has been a growing awareness towards the growth of regional cinema. While states such as Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Bengal have taken a great leap in this aspect Assam has remained slow in catching up with the revival of the regional film industry. ?Kothanodi could very well turn out to be the elixir our state needed. The winner of National Award, this Assamese film, directed by Bhaskar Hazarika has already made a buzz in National and International arena among movie lovers. The question, however, remains whether it will be able?to tap the audience back at home. The film will get released on 16th September in cinema halls across Assam. The trailer of the film was released on 18th August at a press conference by the director in the presence of actors Adil Hussain and Kopil Bora. This is one of the latest Assamese films to be partly financed by crowd funding.At the press conference, Bhaskar Hazarika spoke at length about his experiences and challenges while working on the film. 'Film is based on events and characters described in Buri air xadhu by Lakshminath Bezbaroa,' shared the director. Kopil Bora informed the audience that Kothanodi was one of the most fulfilling projects in his career. He also spoke about how the film has elements of Assam?s culture and heritage; and also encompasses a form of storytelling like no other. 'Adil (Hussain) Da and Seema (Biswas) Baideu were our acting gurus and taught us a lot in the workshops that were conducted before shooting.' Adil Hussain also had a lot of good things to say about the film. He appealed to all the movie enthusiasts across Assam to embrace Kothanodi with open hearts and watch the movie in theatres to experience a new form of storytelling. Debutants Manisha Bhuyan and Kasvi Sharma also expressed their happiness in working with stalwarts like Seema Biswas and Adil Hussain in their very first movie. The film has already been screened at various film festivals around the world including 20th Busan International Film Festival 2015, BFI London Film Festival 2015, 17th Jio Mambi Mumbai Film Festival, Dharamshala International Film Festival 2015, Goteborg International Film Festival, and Indie Meme Film Festival Austin among others.