The 7th Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival (BVFF) 2019 has commenced at Pragjyoti ITA Centre in Guwahati yesterday. Renowned film personalities and stalwarts such as Imtiaz Ali, Shobita Dhulipala, Paoli Dam, Karan Oberoi, and many others took part in the four-day festival. The schedule includes film screenings, interactive sessions, panel discussions, film quiz and much more.
Festival Director, Tanushree Hazarika delivered the welcome address. Imtiaz Ali, Shobita Dhulipala, Paoli Dam, Pratim D. Gupta, Shiladitya Bora and Nicholas Kharkongor addressed the opening day press conference. While Imtiaz mentioned that the simplicity and the innocence of the people of Assam is so heartening and welcoming, that it makes him want to visit the place again and again, Shobita looks forward to be a part of a film that would be screened at the festival in the future. Paoli mentioned that she was really was grateful that she could be a part of this festival.
An opening ceremony with M Choir from Mizoram performing, took place with the special guests of the festival being felicitated. ‘Shantilal O Projapoti Rohosyo’ directed by Pratim D. Gupta was the opening film. The movie starring Ritwick Chakraborty & Paoli Dam is about a deadbeat weather reporter & a glamorous and ambitious movie star. When their worlds collide, it turns into a rollercoaster adventure ride from Kolkata to Chennai to Singapore. By the end, a new detective is born.
A short film ‘Aapke Aa Jaane Se’ directed by Shiladitya Bora was also screened beforehand. Over the four days of the festival, acclaimed films such Daughters of the Polo God, Strawberry Point, Widow of Silence, The Least of These: The Graham Staines Story , Picasso, Jacqueline I Am Coming, Nana: A Tale of Us will be screened. T for Tajmahal by Kireet Khurana will be the closing film of the festival.