A short film on the use of face mask and its use during Covid19 pandemic has been selected for official screening at the 11th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival 2021 in Mumbai.

The movie named ‘Mask’ is directed by Bhawani Doley Tahu from North Lakhimpur, who is also the scriptwriter.

Produced by Ponung Karsang Production House, the film will be screened on April 30 at the film festival in Mumbai.

The cast of the film includes Anjana Das, Niha Gohain, Roshanara Begum, Lakhi Doley, Lipsina Doley, Bistirna Pegu, Liladhar Kaman and many others with background score by Amar Boro.

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Speaking about the film, director and script writer Bhawani Doley Tahu said it was her maiden venture where she had hired only two professionals and the rest of the cast and crew were all newcomers.

“Mask is about the importance of the use of face musk during Covid19 pandemic. But I saw many underprivileged people in our society using the used and thrown-away face masks during the pandemic,” said Tahu.

“The message of my film, which is only 10 minutes long, is that don’t apply the used face masks,” she said.

“The film also sends the message of proper disposal of the used face masks during the pandemic,” the young film director added.

Farhana Ahmed

Farhana Ahmed is Northeast Now Correspondent in North Lakhimpur. She can be reached at: farhana.ahmed777@gmail.com