Guwahati Film Fest showcases Assam, Sher

GUWAHATI: The sixth edition of Guwahati Film Festival, which begins on December 10, will be dedicated to national award-winning music director Sher Choudhury, who passed away recently. Officials of Gauhati Cine Club ( GCC), said they will celebrate Asian cinema during the week-long festival.

“Choudhury was one of the master craftsmen of the state film industry who had won several accolades, including the national award. His demise is a huge loss for the state. It is our sincere way of paying a tribute to the master,” said A K Absar Hazarika, president of the club, which was set up in 1965 by cultural icon Bhupen Hazarika.

Choudhury, who passed away last month at the age of 69 after suffering from cancer, had received the national award for best music in the Gautam Bora film ‘Wosobipo’. Choudhury had also composed music for Sanjib Hazarika’s national award-winning film ‘Halodhar’. He had also composed music for other award-winners like ‘Mimangsha’, ‘I Killed Him Sir’, ‘Raag Birag’, ‘Adajyo’, ‘Rongbin’, ‘Chakrabehu’, ‘Nissihido Nodi’, ‘Ahir-Bhairav’ and ‘Dwaar – The Voyage Out’.

More than 20 critically acclaimed films from countries like Vietnam, China, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal, Turkey, Philippines, Taiwan, besides India, will be screened at the festival. There will be a ‘Northeast Kaleidoscope’ under which regional films made in local languages will be screened.

Well-known Bengal filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta’s ‘Uttara’, which has been appreciated across the globe, will be the inaugural film at the festival. The film is based on a short story by Samaresh Bose. It deals with violence, human vices and lawlessness in a quiet village of Purulia district in West Bengal.

Dasgupta will be present at the occasion. He will take part in a seminar on ‘100 years of Indian cinema – role and impact of regional films’ on December 11. ┬áThe festival will have three shows daily at 12, 3 and 5.30pm.

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