Monthly Archives: March 2013
The elusive Mr. Rajkumar, who has become a cult figure for an entire generation in Assam, recently announced that his new movie would be based on the burning issue of rhino poaching. “The one-horned rhino is Assam’s pride. If poachers drive the one-horned rhino to extinction, what will remain of the Assamese society. We should be more aware. (Akhingia gor axomor gourab. Jadi sorang sikariye aibur mari khekh kore axomor ki hobo. Aami xojag huwa tu usit),” Rajkumar posted on his Facebook account as he announced the on-going shoot of Animal Hunter.
Mr. Rajkumar, who has made films like Terrorist Enter my House and Criminal Hunter, is a sort of legend amongst the young generation, primarily on account of his uncanny takes on various issues of the day. Incidentally, he is the producer, director, singer, songwriter and lead protagonist all rolled in to one in all his ventures.
Although not on the commercial radar, Rajkumar’s popularity as an actor, singer and songwriter can be gauged from the heavy responses to his Facebook account the moment he opened one last month. With a fan base extending from as far as Dibrugarh to Mumbai, it would not be wrong to say that Rajkumar is nothing sort of a phenomenon in the Assamese socio-cultural milieu.
For thousands of Assamese film buffs, and even from other States, some of Rajkumar’s film dialogues have become an integral part of their colloquial idiom. The roles he portrayed, like Selim da, and his unpretentious on and off screen candour, are primary reasons for his sky-rocketing popularity. This is also reflected in one of his candid updates soon after he opened his Facebook account, “How many more friend requests will I accept? I never knew I was loved so much.”
And as his fans eagerly await the release of his next movie, we can be rest assured that Mr. Rajkumar will do justice to his new found reputation as the most admired vigilante next door of the state.
Asia’s largest short film club ‘Shamiana’ was launched in Guwahati with its first screening at Terra Mayaa in GS Road.
The first screening marked the way for monthly screening of award winning short films from across the globe and also giving a platform for young short filmmakers from the region to display or premier their work. The next screening will be on April 20, 2013.
The main focus for launching the short film club is to create an environment where likeminded people can come every month, enjoy good cinema and discuss anything about films they like. The idea is to promote and build a positive atmosphere about cinema, most importantly to give an alternative form of entertainment to people.
The first screening of the club showcased two Oscar Nominated Short Film like Kinematograph from Poland (2010 Oscar Nominee) and The Road Home from London (2011 Oscar Nominee). Other films screened were Quiet Sign of Love from Australia, How to Mess up in Love from India, My Last Photograph from India and Bhibranta Electron by young Assamese director Deepjyoti Handique.
Shamiana is presented by Terra Mayaa, brought to you by Guwahati based Creovaent Productions, who is also promoting short films in the region with their annual property Guwahati International Short Film Festival (GISFF) and the event is promoted by Klasse Marketing Solutions