Another moment of celebration for the Assamese film industry as ‘Xhoihobote Dhemalite’ (Rainbow Fields) grabs not one but three awards at the 3rd edition of Love International Film Festival 2018 held in Los Angeles on Saturday. The movie successfully won the Best Feature Film award along with awards for Best Actress (Dipannita Sharma) and Best Background Music Score (Anurag Saikia) at the festival. Over 150 films from across 36 countries participated in the film festival.
Xhoihobote Dhemalite portrays children growing up in violent times and witnessing brutality around them. Semi-autobiographical in nature, the film is inspired by true incidents from director Bidyut Kotoky’s life and features talented actors like Victor Banerjee, Dipannita Sharma, Nakul Vaid, Naved Aslam, Nipon Goswami and Nikumoni Barua.
The movie also scripted history by becoming the first Assamese movie to be released in the US. It was released at Cine Grand Cinema Fremont in California on Friday last. The movie will also be screened at Cine Grand New Jersey on 3rd August.
According to Kotoky, though his film is based on the lives of children growing up in the Assam in the 1980s, the story can be of children in conflict zones from any part of the world. Last year, the film won the Best Foreign Film award at the Hollywood International CineFest and premiered in the Indian Panorama of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa.
The film is produced by ‘India Stories’, a Mumbai-based production house and co-produced by Kotoky’s Dhruv Creative Productions and US-based Kurmasana Kreates.