The web series genre, though still at its nascent stage, is creating a space for young, independent filmmakers to present their work in the digital medium. A new Assamese web series that aims to capture the attention of audiences across the region and the country is ‘Kaya’, planned as a 100-episode series. A tale of mystery and horror, Kaya’s story, script, dialogue and direction is by Surajit Hatimuria, who hails from Nazira in Sivasagar district.
A number of episodes have already been shot in different locations of Nazira and Guwahati. The story revolves around the stories of three friends, who live in a rented apartment, and are often clueless trying to adjust themselves to their new surroundings. The unusual quietness that prevails all around is unnerving. The owner’s household comprises of a son and a daughter, but they scarcely ever engage in conversation. The secret love of the young men for the same girl in the house leads to some humorous moments, amidst the tension. Finally, after mustering up courage, the boys try to unravel the strange mysteries and secrets of the household.
Apart from choreographing a number of music videos, including the songs of Bhrigu Kashyap, Surajit Hatimuria has directed video films in the past. He even choreographed a song in the upcoming film ‘Jeevanor Batot’, directed by Dhrubajyoti Mohan. Produced by Surajit under the banner of ‘SH Entertainment’, the film stars Momi Changmai, Surajit Hatimuria, Putul Neog, Angshuman, Emon Neog, Deepika Barua, Ejaz Akram, Brajen, amongst other artistes. The camera work is by Diganta Handique, music by Deepanjal Mech, editing by Biman Barua and the make-up is by Sikha Hatimuria.