Watch Award Winning Short Film of ‘Oboseshot – At last…’

Here’s the Assamese Short Film Oboseshot, directed by Arindam Barooah.

The story of the short film has been adapted from Assam’s renowned Novelist and Filmmaker, Dr. Bhabendra Nath Saikia’s short story, ‘Debodut’. It is the tale of Numoli, who strives to give her child a voice, the use of which she has forfeited due to unfortunate circumstances.

The film manages to earn accolades and recognition in various film festivals nationally as well as internationally including Jury’s Mention Award at 7th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival 2017, Delhi, Honourable Jury Mention at 5th Noida International Film Festival-18 and official selections for screening at the prestigious film festival, 23rd Kolkata Film Festival 2017, Kolkata, 6th Delhi International Film Festival 2017, Delhi & 10th International Guwahati Film Festival -17, Guwahati.

Synopsis

What happens when the child of a demon is born in a village, where superstitions run amok? Where people are gripped by fear and apprehension. In the midst of this, is the mother whose love and sacrifice for her child acts as a barrier against the tribulations of the world. It is the tale of Numoli, who strives to give her child a voice, the use of which she has forfeited. While the villagers deem her to be possessed and impregnated by the demon, only she knows what hurts her. And when the demon returns to her life, although she is filled with rage and hatred, all she can ask for is her voice; to teach her child to speak and who needs his mother’s voice to comfort him. For now, only the words ‘bou’ (Mother) in her child’s voice can sweep away all her life.

Cast & Crew List
Direction & Screenplay: Arindam Barooah
Director of Photography: Thangmaism Nishanta Singha & Bhaskar Jyoti Dutta
Story: Based on a short story, ‘Devdoot’ by Late Dr. Bhabendra Nath Saikia
Script: Rita Bhuyan Barooah & Bhavna Devchoudhury
Dialogues: Rita Bhuyan Barooah
Editing: Diganta Gogoi
Background Music: Jagoran Saikia
Production Controller: Kamal Rajkhowa
Make-Up & Costumes: Priyanka Saikia Gomseng
Asst. Director: Nibedita Saikia & Dilwar Ahmed
Asst. DOP: Partha Neog
Asst. Production Controller: Porosh Dutta & Ashok Roy
Still Photography: Dilwar Ahmed & Porosh Dutta

Cast:
Dipika Gogoi
Anjjan Dhon Bordoloi
Jharna Sharma Devchoudhury
Padma Dolakasharia
Debo Kumar Rajkhowa
Anamika Sensua
Pratim Gogoi
Khirod Kalita
Runu Handique
Kakoli Handique
Bibhuti Saikia
Amrit Hazarika
Suna Das Bora

Special Thanks:
Anurag Biswasi
Abhijit Dutta
Chinku Rajkhowa
Nakul Deka
Abhijit Bhattacharjee
Rakesh Rajkonwar
Neel Kamal Boro
Momi Rajkhowa
Kaberi Borah
Mamcha Pangtha
Himadri Sandilya

Awards & Recognitions

  • Honorable Jury Mention at 7th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival – 2017, Delhi, India
  • Outstanding Achievement Award at 6th Season of Calcutta International Cult Film Festival 2017, Kolkata, India
  • Special Festival Mention at 6th Bangalore Shorts Film Festival-17, Bangalore, India
  • Special Festival Mention at 5th Indian Cine Film Festival-17, Mumbai, India
  • Best Cinematography Award & Official Selection at Expressions Short Film Festival, Nagpur, India
  • Official Selection at 6th Delhi International Film Festival 2017, Delhi, India
  • Official Selection at 23rd Kolkata International Film Festival 2017, Kolkata, India
  • Semi-Finalist at Lake city Film Festival 2017, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Nominated for Best Short Fiction at New Delhi Short Film Festival – 2017, Delhi, India
  • Official Selection at FICOCC – FIVE CONTINENTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL- 2017, Venezuela
  • Official Selection at Meraki International Short Film Festival – 17, Bangalore, India
  • Official Selection at Barcelona Planet Film Festival 2017, Barcelona, Spain
  • Official Selection at SHORT to the Point – International Short Film Festival 2017, Bucharest, Romania
  • Official Selection at 12th Cyprus International Film Festival, Pafos, Cyprus
  • Official Selection at 6th Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival-2017, Kolkata, India
  • Official Selection at Indian Peacock International Film Festival 2017, Kolkata, India
  • Official Selection at 6th Delhi Shorts International Film Festival-17, Delhi, India
  • Special Screening organized by Dept. of Communication & Journalism, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam

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