Dikchow Banat Palaax receives National Film Award
May 04, 2017; Guwahati: Critically acclaimed Assamese feature film Dikchow Banat Palaax,which was released in September last year, has been awarded the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration at the 64th National Film Awards in New Delhi on Wednesday by President Pranab Mukherjee on the 104th anniversary of Indian cinema. Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu and MoS Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore were also present on the occasion.
Produced by Assam Film (Finance & Development) CorporationLtd and Utpal Kumar Das of Canvascope, Dikchow Banat Palaax was written,scripted and directed by National Award winning filmmaker Sanjib Sabhapandit.
After receiving the award from the President of India, UtpalDas, Executive Producer of Dikchow Banat Palaax, said, “I reallyfeel proud that Assam could bag 6 national awards. I believe that in the comingyears, Assamese films will excel not only in India but in the internationalarena as well. My sincere gratitude to the Assam Film Finance Development Corporationfor their cooperation in this regard. Hope many more good films will be done inthe near future with the help of Assam Film Finance and DevelopmentCorporation.”
Dikchow Banat Palaax explores the relationshipof a freedom fighter and a Naga woman through decades of separation. Set in1946, the film portrays the journey of a young Assamese man,who is banishedfrom his home district by the British empire, as he wanders to the Naga Hills.Love blooms and a Naga damsel gave him a few coins for his sustenance. But thelove birds get separated, until the protagonist recollects memories of his pastin the year 2000,when he decides to revisit the place just to return thosecoins to the lady.
Canvascope, a film production banner by Utpal Kumar Das, hasproduced many critically acclaimed feature films like Jaangfaai Joonaak, JeeyaaJurir Xubaax and several short films and documentaries. An engineerand real estate businessman, Das is also an art enthusiastic and has promotedseveral art projects.