Guwahati, May 2, 2019:
Majuli is known as the cultural nerve-center of Assam as various art, dance, and music forms are practiced in the river island.
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This time, a former student of the National School of Drama Anupam Kaushik Borah is all set to bring Majuli to life with his debut feature “Bornodi Bhotiai” which releases on 3rd May, Friday. ‘Bornodi Bhotiai’ is a two-hour long tragi-comedy which depicts the lives of a number of young men and women from Majuli itself.
‘The Bornodi ‘ in the title which translates into the Big River, refers to the Brahmaputra and the people residing on its banks have been the subject of many stories.
There is an element of magic in this film as it celebrates friendship, love and the souls of Majuli. Borah gives soul to the everyday stories of a small village through an ingenious combination of genres highlighting those aspects of the lives of local peoples which often go unnoticed.
The plot is about a young girl Moukan, who earns a fearsome reputation in the village after a man who she says should be dead promptly drops dead before her because of a fatal sneeze.
The cast of the movie has an impressive line-up as it featured seasoned thespians such as Kenny Basumatary, who is playing the leading role, Dorothi Bhardwaj, Rajib Nath, Himanshu Gogoi, Kaushik Nath, Sonmoni Sarma, and Manisha Bhuyan. It also features 105 Majuli locals.
The movie ‘Bornodi Bhotiai’ has already won accolades of film buffs at the ‘Jio MAMI Film Festival 2018’ and ‘Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival 2018′.