Apart from the interesting platter of international films at the second Guwahati International Film Festival, cinema lovers and guests are also relishing traditional Assamese cuisines at the special kitchen set up at Srimanta Sankardev Kalashetra.
Since the festival’s opening on October 25, the film festival has seen more than 7,000 footfalls making it a grand success.
“This is my first time at Guwahati. Apart from the good movies, I had a chance to taste some local cuisine at the festival. The pithas are different from the ones I had back in Tripura. I am loving the overall experience here,” said Priya Das, a student of Tripura University.
Speaking about the interest shown by the young generation, Nayanjyoti, cashier at the Assamese Kitchen said that more than 700-800 people are visiting his stall every day. “The new generation may not have seen how the traditional pithas are made. This is a small initiative from us to popularise Assamese pitha among the youth. Apart from the delegates of Assam, outside people are also enjoying the traditional food,” he said.
The makeshift stall has more than 25 food items including Narikal Pitha, Narikal Ladu, Till Pitha, Till Ladu, Muri Ladu, Mataka Doi, Mataka Malai etc.
“I am happy to see women making these traditional foods right at the festival venue. We have delegates coming across the country and the world. I am sure they will take back some good memories from GIFF,” said Debojit Sahu who came from Jorhat to witness the festival.