6th Edition of the Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival 2018 Begins!
The opening film of the festival, Spring Thunder directed by Sriram Dalton has observed its India Premiere at the festival~
The 6th Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival 2018 got underway at Pragjyoti ITA Centre in Guwahati from Wednesday. The festival will culminate on 1st December.
Film Personalities such as Boman Irani, Shakun Batra, Shanaab Alam, Ronnie Lahiri will take
and many others will take part in the 4 day festival. The schedule includes film screenings,
interactive sessions, panel discussions, film quiz and more.
Many films from across India will be screened at the festival. The opening film of the festival,
Spring Thunder directed by Sriram Dalton has observed its India Premiere at the festival.
Sriram Dalton and lead actor of the film Ravi Shah addressed the opening day press conference.
Tanushree Hazarika, Festival Director of Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival delivered the
Opening Film of the festival Spring Thunder directed by Sriram Dalton showcases the tussle
between development and sustainability, in the context of rural India. The film is set up around
the uranium mining region of erstwhile Bihar (now Jharkhand) and Chhattisgarh, and the crime,
money, politics and rage that come associated with it. It showcases over 1 lakh tribals struggling
to save their ‘water, land, and forest’ (jal, jangal and jameen). National awardwinning filmmaker
Sriram Dalton directed the film with over 200 crew members in three years, during which he
went to the region to highlight its issues. Renowned composer Lesle Luise has given the music
for the film. The film is been made in Hindi but encompasses four regional languages of eastern
India, including the ancient tribal language Kuduk.
Over the 4 days of the festival acclaimed films such as What Will People Say, Devil, Nani Teri
Morni, Ralang Road, Rockumentary: Evolution of Indian Rock, Chor (The Bicycle), Endharor Bheta
Bhangi…(Breaking the Cocoon), Do Cup Chai, Adi- At The Confl uence, The Lost Idea, IYE : The
Others will be screened. Anupam Kaushik Borah’s Assamese film Bornodi Bhotiai will be the
closing film of the festival. The film is based on a man from Majuli, the river island, is searching
for a cure to his strangely prolonged cold. Four other men are in search of love, pursuing the
same woman. The woman probably doesn’t know what to search for. Majuli, too, is searching for
a cure to its own ‘cold’ – of flood and erosion caused by the Bornodi Brahmaputra.