Eternal Assamese-Naga Love Story Dikchow Banat Palaax to Release on Friday

After critically acclaimed Assamese feature film Jaangfaai Joonaak, Guwahati-based film production banner Canvascope is ready with yet another Assamese feature film Dikchow Banat Palaax which will be released on September 30 across theatres in Assam. This was announced before the media at a press conference in the Guwahati Press Club on September 26.

Directed by National Award winning filmmaker Sanjib Sabhapandit of Juye Pooraa Xoon fame, Dikchow Banat Palaax explores the relationship of a freedom fighter and a Naga woman through decades of separation. The premiere of the feature film was organised at Anuradha Cineplex on September 18 in presence of the who’s who of the Assamese film industry.

Canvascope, a film production banner by Utpal Kumar Das, has produced many critically acclaimed feature films like Jaangfaai Joonaak, Jeeyaa Jurir Xubaax and several short films and documentaries. An engineer and real estate businessman, Das is also an art enthusiastic and has promoted several art projects. Das is the executive producer of Dikchow Banat Palaax.

Commenting on the storyline, Das said, “The film is set in 1946 when the protagonist is banished from his home district by the British for fighting against the Empire. The protagonist then wandered his way to the Naga Hills where, in the serenity and tranquillity of the hills, love bloomed and a Naga damsel gave him a few coins for his sustenance. But, the love birds got separated, and it was only in the year 2000 that the protagonist recollected memories of his past and decides to revisit the place and return those coins to the lady.”

“It’s a very interesting journey documented by Sanjib Sabhapandit,” Das added.

“When I explored the story, I had no idea whether love, in its pristine glory, can at all be sustained till the end of life. Through this movie, I finally found a reply and realised its sublime essence. I am sure movie-goers will love the treatment and the essence of the film,” said director Sanjib Sabhapandit, who earlier directed critically acclaimed movies like Jaatingaa Ityaadi, Jaangfaai Joonaak (Award winning film from the same production house) and Jeeyaa Jurir Xubaax. Sabhapandit also acted in the title role in the internationally acclaimed film director Jahnu Barua’s film Kuhkhal.

Produced by Assam Film (Finance & Development) Corporation Ltd and Utpal Kumar Das; veteran actor Kulada Kumar Bhattacharjee will be seen in a pivotal role in the feature film.  Besides, Naga actress Lolenla Ao, Chikmik, and Mala Goswami will be seen in the movie. The story, script and direction is by Sanjib Sabhapandit besides cinematography by Parasher Baruah and music direction by Anurag Saikia.

Here’s the trailer

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