East India’s Company

Not to be left behind,northeasterners have a conspicuous presence at the Osian’s festival.

Written by Tora Agarwala | Published: July 30, 2012 12:02:15 am

Not to be left behind,northeasterners have a conspicuous presence at the Osian’s festival. Over the weekend,two films from Assam were premiered. Pegged as one of the highlights of the festival,Kenny Basumatary’s Local Kung Fu — a martial arts comedy made on a budget of Rs 95,000 — premiered on Saturday. While Local Kung Fu (in the picture) is a fun-filled film about youngsters in Guwahati,Assamese filmmaker Bidyut Kotoky’s bilingual (Hindi and Assamese) film,As the River Flows,is set in the world’s largest riverine island,Majuli in Assam. The film that was screened on Sunday depicts the plight of people in Assam who are caught in the crossfire between government forces and militants.

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