Shankar Borua’s Assamese Film ‘The Curiosity Shop


Principal photography for the new Assamese film ‘The Curiosity Shop’ was wrapped on July 15 last. The cast includes, among others,  Upamanyu Boruwa, Anupjyoti Choudhury, 9-year old Debasmita Borgohain, Stuti Choudhury, Krishna Sarma, Imtinaro T Longkumer,  Anupam Borah, Ribhu Ranjan Baruah, Satya Doley, and Hrishikesh Baruah. ‘The Curiosity Shop’ is written and directed by Shankar Borua.

Director Borua said: “The Curiosity Shop is an urban tale, both bright and bleak, set in contemporary Guwahati. It is an expansive narrative about the capacities of human beings to be both brutally evil and sublimely kind. In the midst of naiveté and childhood innocence lurks dark deeds of deviousness and unspeakable brutality. A book store called ‘The Curiosity Shop’, where a lot of the drama unfolds, is the metaphorical theater where these two worlds collide.”

The film’s credits include cinematography by Prayash Sharma Tamuly, sound design by Debajit Gayan, and background score by Madhulika Sharma.

‘The Curiosity Shop’ is presented by Mimir’s Spring in association with The Assam Motion Picture Company.


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