Assamese films are slowly making their presence felt with solid content and a more commercial approach from the makers. Films like Local Kungfu 2 and Antareen have already done well this year and now Dhruva J Bordoloi’s family drama ‘Dooronir Nirola Poja’ is winning hearts at the theatres.
The story of the movie revolves around Hiranya Barua, a Private Insurance employee, who shifts with his family of four to a new town. The key roles in the film have been essayed by Mintu Baruah, Jayshree Goswami, Partha Hazarika, Raghavi Duttta, Bibhuti Bhushan Hazarika, Sonia Sarma, Arup Jyoti Rabha, etc.
Speaking to Eclectic Northeast, Dhruva J Bordoloi, the director of the film said, ‘ Even in the second week, the film is screened at eight theatres across the state which is a very positive sign. I am getting lot of messages from people who have told me that this film has been a nostalgic journey for them to their childhood. This is certainly a very good phase for Assamese films which shows that a film with good content definitely works.’
Response to Dooronir Nirola Poja
The film was screened last year at the prestigious Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival (BVFF) where it unanimously received positive response. Senior actor Mintu Baruah, who plays the role of the protagonist Hiranya Baruah in the movie says, ‘ BVFF generated a lot of positive word of mouth for the film which has helped it when it finally released at the theatres. Many people who watched the movie during the screening at BVFF have told me that they have watched it for the second time at the theatres.’
It is the realistic story and the relatable treatment which has helped the film. Actor-director Kenny Basumatary told Eclectic Northeast, ‘ I became emotional while watching the film because it reminded me of my childhood. Going to school riding cycles or falling in love in tuitions, everything was so relatable in the movie. Also, it was shot in a very realistic manner.’
Bordoloi is hopeful that the theatres will screen his movie for another week. ‘ I will speak to the distributors and exhibitors today evening and then I will get to know whether it will get another week or not. The response for the film is good so let’s see.’
He is now grappling with a few ideas for his next project. ‘ I haven’t decided on what I will make next. Maybe, I will like to make a suspense thriller next and not a family drama. But whatever I make will have a realistic touch to it.’
Words- Nabarun Guha