Filmmaker Utpal Borpujari’s Assamese feature film Ishu will be screened at the Bangali and Axomiya Film Festival at the Siri Fort Auditorium in Delhi.
Ishu will be screened on the second day of the festival from 6 in the evening.
‘Ishu’, which has been produced by Children’s Film Society, India, received the Best Assamese Feature Film Award at the 65th National Film Awards. The film has already been screened at various film festivals across the world.
The festival will be held from December 21-23 for which the entry is free. Some of the films to be screened there are Antareen, Othello, Kaaneen, Kothanodi.
The film, is based on the Assamese writer Monikuntala Bhattacharya’s novel with the same title. The issue of witch-hunting has been portrayed from a boy’s perspective in the children’s film, Ishu.
The film critic-turned-director of Assam, who had also worked as a journalist for many years, has so far made five documentaries, Mayong: Myth/Reality, Songs of the Blue Hills, Soccer Queens of Rani, Memories of a Forgotten War and For a Durbar of the People.
Borpujari is one of the prominent film critics from Assam who bagged the National Award in 2002.