Haanduk (The Hidden Corner) with a true picture of insurgency in Assam
Portraying a true picture of insurgency in the state, Jaicheng Dahotia directed assamese film “Haanduk(The Hidden Corner)” to compete in the 18th edition of Jio Mami Mumbai film festival which has begun on Thursday.
This film is directed, written and produced by jaicheng Dohutia ans presented by Mayamara productions. The movie is based in real incidences of radical militarization of Northeast India. This movie will cast non professional actors Bandoi Chetia, Bishal Anurag, Nibedita Baruah and Jitu moran. – they are not professional actors but people who have suffered due to terrorism are acting in the movie
Jaicheng Dohutia , Director said, “Through this film we have tried to show a true picture of insurgency in the state. The main plot of the movie is based on a real incident of 2007. We have s shown the story of Dhurba Jyoti Hazarika, who was an ULFA cadre, and was killed in an encounter of the armed force. The heartbreaking feelings of a mother “kanaklata Phukan” , who performed the funeral rites of her son Dhurba Jyoti Lahon twice, because of the misrecognition of the dead body, the pain of the general people suffering because of the insurgency activities is made known.”
“We have made the taken the shots of the movie in the villages of Tinsukia, Margherita and Digboi, where the most of the insurgency activities had been reported during the time when ULFA was the most active in the state. We finished the shooting in just 19 days.” he added.
Dohutia further said, “The movie is a low budget film. The budget for the movie was only around 15 lakh rupees for the complete making of the movie. The local people who have gone through the quandary of the insurgency activities in the state have volunteered to act in the movie, for which they have taken no money.”
“I have been planning for this movie since 4 years. I am very happy that it has been selected to be competing in the Jio Mami Mumbai film festival. 11 movies from India and a total of 180 films from 59 countries are going to be a part of the competition. The competition will continue till 27th of October. It is an honor to represent the state in front of a worldwide audience. I wish critics will come out with valuable comments,” the director said.