CiNEmatters Ep 3 | In Reema Borah's film Bokul, a closer look at the plight of lives forced to reside on Assam's fringes
Firstpost presents CiNEmatters, a podcast examining cinema from the North East of India. In episode 3, we discuss 'Bokul' (2015), an Assamese film by Reema Borah.
CiNEmatters Ep 2 | How the Assamese film Maj Rati Keteki probes into the complex issue of identity in the state
Firstpost presents CiNEmatters, a podcast examining cinema from the North East of India. In episode 2, we discuss 'Maj Rati Keteki' (2017), an Assamese film by Santwana Bardoloi, starring Adil Hussain.
CiNEmatters Ep 1 | How the Bodo film Jwlwi: The Seed examines the plight of women in a volatile Assam
Firstpost presents CiNEmatters, a podcast examining cinema from the North East of India. In episode 1, we discuss 'Jwlwi: The Seed' (2019), a Bodo film by Rajni Basumatary.
Indian films that sparked the critic in me: Jahnu Barua’s Hkhagoroloi Bohu Door is an indictment of cold-hearted development
Hkhagoroloi Bohu Door remains one of the most loved Assamese works ever made. Barua was already a multiple National Award winner by the time this film was theatrically released in October 1995 in Assam.
Rima Das on seeking inspiration from nature during lockdown, and the North East stigma attached to coronavirus
Rima Das talks about how the lockdown is helping nature heal, and how the cancellation of film festivals will serve as a setback to independent cinema.
Best Indian Films 2019: Poetry and courage across languages, from Assamese to Hindi, Khasi, Malayalam and more
2019 was a year in which small films in the Assamese and Khasi languages drew eyeballs, and the Kerala-based film industry aka Mollywood outdid itself.
Kanchanjangha movie review: Zubeen Garg's hackneyed film is one Assamese cinema neither needs nor deserves
With so many fascinating films coming out of Assam, with such fresh ideas and original thought, there is no excuse for a film such as Kanchanjangha to be made.
Aamis director Bhaskar Hazarika on spinning a brilliant tale of love, desire and sin in his critically lauded film
Aamis is a must-watch that will have you questioning everything you have ever believed about love. The film is an excellent study of social structures and aberrations, of norms and penalties, and of desire and its costs. But more than anything else, the film — and Bhaskar Hazarika — ask a simple and yet potent question: How can something that feels so good be wrong?
Village Rockstars movie review: India's entry to Oscars is aesthetically brilliant but doesn't strum the heartstrings
After over a year of globetrotting at various international film festivals and winning multiple National Awards, Village Rockstars will finally hit the screens this Friday on 28 September.
In a breakthrough moment for Assamese cinema, Rima Das' directorial Village Rockstars was named the Best Feature Film at the 65th National Film Awards
Jahnu Barua's film Ajeyo to open second edition of Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative's film festival
Critically acclaimed filmmaker Jahnu Barua's drama Ajeyo will open the second edition of 'Matter of Right(s)', a two-day film festival by Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) in New Delhi on 13 March.
Zubeen Garg, known for his Bollwood songs like 'Ya Ali' from Gangster, sentenced 3-month long prison and Rs 5000 fine
Zubeen Garg has sung popular Bollywood songs like 'Ya Ali' from the 2006 film Gangster and 'Jaane Kya Chahe Man Baawra' from Pyaar Ke Side Effects.
The multi-talented Zubeen Garg is emerging as a true blue star among the Assamese moviegoers. Case in point: The roaring response of his film Mission China.
At TIFF this year, Assamese filmmaker Rima Das's film Village Rockstars had its world premiere. The film is about finding happiness in poverty and what possibilities dreams can unleash.
Filmmaker Jahnu Barua doesn’t look like he’s the sort who’d go around courting arrest, but as it turns out, while shooting his film Baandhon, he did precisely that.