Himjyoti Talukdar’s Calendar, one of the few Assamese movies that has tasted commercial success in recent times, is now set to be featured at Pondicherry International Film Festival and will also screened in a few theatres abroad. The small budget film released in 20 theatres of Assam on February 16 and ran for four full weeks.
Arun Nath, Malaya Goswami, Gunjan Bhardwaj and Rimjhim Deka have been cast in the main roles and the plot revolves around an old couple in a village who are left to fend for themselves when their only son leaves home to take up a job in Delhi. The movie realistically portrays the changing milieu and a twist, which comes at the end.
The film was taken to most of the major cities of India namely New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Navi Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Baroda and was very well received by the Assamese diaspora and non-Assamese movie lovers with halls posting house full signs. Calendar was the first Assamese movie to be shown in Gujarat paving the way for others to follow suit.
The Pickurflick Indie Film Festival has been renamed as Pondicherry International Film Festival starting this year. The Pondicherry Tourism department will be supporting the event, which will screen more than a hundred films.