October 30, a dark chapter in Assam’s history. On that day in the year 2008, 18 serial bomb blasts took place in Guwahati, Barpeta Road, Bongaigaon and Kokrajhar. The explosions in Guwahati ripped through Pan Bazar, Fancy Bazar and Gnaeshguri, which were crowded with shoppers and office goers. On that day, 77 people were left dead and around 470 were either maimed or seriously injured. While someone may have lost her husband, others may well have lost their children and loved ones.
People seemed to have forgotten that ghastly incident while coping with the burdens of daily life. But it has remained fresh in the memory of those who have lost everything. For them, it’s a matter of staying alive while still coping endless woes and miseries. The sad thing is that, till date, the families did not get any relief from the Government.
A full length Assamese feature film is now being made on this very incident. The film titled ’30 October’ will be directed by well-known actor-director Bidyut Chakraborty and Produced by Barnali Hazarika under the banner of Santoshi Maa Production. It’s the second film under this banner. The first film was ‘The Face’ which was received well in parts of the State. The story, screenplay and dialogues will be written by Bidyut Chakraborty. Music will be directed by Zubeen Garg. A number of actors from Assam and abroad will act in this movie. The cinematography and action are handled by technicians from southern movies. Producer Barnali Hazarika has stated that an audition for selection of artistes will be held very soon. The shooting of the film will start from this year. The publicity designer of the film is Kalyan Kumar Kalita.