Well-known Assam filmmaker Bobby Sarma Baruah’s film Mishing based on Sahitya Akademy award-winning author Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi’s novel will be screened at the 24th Kolkata International Film Festival Awards(KIFF).
The film also called Mishing will compete in the category of Indian language films at the prestigious film festival to begin from November 10.
The film which is in Sherdukpen language, a native language of Arunachal Pradesh has been shot in various scenic locations of the state. It is based in the 1980s and deals with the folklore of Sherdukpen people.
Mishing means the spirit of dying people that appears before their near and dear ones , reports The News Mill.
Baruh said that she found the novel very interesting and decided to make a film by trying to script the story in a creative manner without losing the essence of the novel.
Thongchi who had been awarded for his vast treasure of literary works said that although many directors have approached him for making his novel into a film, he was never keen to allow them.
He also said that he had given approval to Baruah for making his novel into a film after watching her successful works.
Thongchi hoped that the film will help in the preservation of Sherdukpen language which is on the verge of extinction and is spoken only by 4000 people today.