Dipannita Sharma has proven over the years that she is not just a pretty face. Intelligent, humble and inspiring, she has continued to rule the rampwalk while growing as an actor with every film/show. She recently received the Best Supporting Role Female in a Webseries at IWM Digital Awards for her role in the web-series Bewafaa sii Wafaa.
In Xhoixobote Dhemalite, she plays the role of the protagonist’s (Niyor) mother, for which she won the Best Actress award at the Love International Film Festival, Los Angeles. Seeing as this is the Dipannita’s debut Assamese film, many wondered whether this gorgeous and stylish actress would be able to transform into a simple Assamese wife and mother trying to shield her children from the violence around them, but the moment she appears on screen, with her wet hair wrapped in a plain gamusa with minimal makeup, wearing a simple mekhela sador, these doubts seem to disappear. For Dipannita, this film is rather special. ‘I always wanted to be part of an Assamese film that will be remembered for the content and I am happy that this movie tells a story that needed to be told.’
Also starring other talented actors like Victor Banerjee, Nipon Goswami, Nakul Vaid, Naved Aslam and more, this film received a lot of love outside the country and made the region proud by bringing back multiple awards. Even though foreign audiences couldn’t understand the language, they still accepted and understood the emotions that the film tried to portray. ‘I have always believed that cinema and music are two things that transcend the barriers of language. Also, we need to remember that across the world, there are many other countries that have seen their share of pain, agitation, violence and suffering at some point or another, which is probably why they could relate to the story.’
She shares that the best part of the film was to work with the children. ‘They were lovely. They were completely raw and real.’ Although there are lot of moments in the film that she cherishes, one scene that left a lasting impression is when her on-screen son refuses to eat the fish that she makes for him. ‘It’s his favourite fish and yet he refuses to eat it. Then he turns and shares how his friends shared a tale of when a human finger was discovered inside a fish after a massacre. So, for a mother to hear this, it is shocking and you don’t really know how to react. That scene really had an impact on me.’
The film is currently running across Assam in different cinema halls. In Guwahati, it is being screened at Cinepolis, Anuradha Cineplex and Pragjyoti Cinema.