After receiving huge response to the Official Trailer from movie lovers, Angeekar Films today launched the Second Trailer of the first full-length Assamese feature film on witch hunting problem AEI MAATITE. The film is releasing on 6th October 2017 in all major cinemas across Assam and North East.
At a function held among the energetic students at the prestigious Cotton University this afternoon, the Second Trailer was released by the varsity’s Vice-Chancellor Dr. Bhabesh Chandra Goswami. With him, the Director of AEI MAATITE Dr. Sitanath Lahkar and other crew members were present.
The Second Trailer has been edited by Mr. Hiranya Kalita, who is a faculty of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Regional Government Film and Television Institute. The music of the Trailer was created by Mr. Tapan Das, while the mixing was done by Mr. Bijoy Kumar Nath at Jyoti Chitraban Film Studio. The length of the video clip is two minutes and thirty three seconds.
Releasing the Second Trailer, Dr. Goswami said: “Dr. Lahkar’s attempt to cure a social disease like witch hunting is highly appreciable. I hope that AEI MAATITE, made by the former teacher of Cotton College with his own resources, will be accepted wholeheartedly by the public and will help eradicating the evil practice. That is what we all hope.”
The movie, made under the banner of ANGEEKAR Films, is directed by independent filmmaker and eminent theatre personality Dr. Lahkar and it is an adaptation of his famous stage play TAMASAA on the burning problem of witch hunting. The Story, Screenplay, Dialogues and Lyrics have also been penned by Dr. Lahkar, a retired Principal of Cotton College.
Dr. Lahkar said: “The massive response to the first Trailer, which was launched last month, has boosted our morale. In less than five days, the trailer was watched by more than one lakh people on various social media platforms. It was just overwhelming. It simply proves that people appreciate those stories, which are real and can connect to them. AEI MAATITE is a story of our own Assam.
“After seeing the public response, we decided to make a second Trailer of the film. We hope that movie enthusiasts will appreciate this Trailer also like the first one and will come to the theatres to watch AEI MAATITE on 6th October this year.”
The ‘action-drama’ film has some very critical scenes, shooting of which were done with utmost care and precision. Such type of rustic action scenes are hardly seen in Assamese films. The film cinematically showcases some of the inhuman killings in the name of witch hunting.
ANGEEKAR Films received the clearance from the Central Board of Film Certification (Censor Board) for AEI MAATITE with a U/A certificate.
AEI MAATITE mainly talks about the witch hunting problem in Assam and how a section of people are using witchcraft for their own interest. The film has a very strong message against witch hunting, upholding the value of scientific temperament and human life. Witch hunting has no reason at all and is shrouded with darkness of superstition, which is to be overcome by the society itself – this is the say of the film.