Renowned Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has come forward to present Assamese film ‘Aamis’ in theatres across the country on November 22. The film, written and directed by Bhaskar Hazarika, has already won accolades in different parts of the globe.
Kashyap made this announcement through his official Instagram handle and made a video appeal to audiences and cinephiles to watch Aamis upon its release on November 22.
“How far would you go to feed your desire? It gives me great pleasure to say that I am presenting a film from Assam for the first time. You have not seen anything like Aamis coming out of India. Hope you will catch this original and dark love story at screens near you,” Kahsyap said.
Kashyap has been known to present independent films from across India in theatres and this is the first time he will be presenting a film from the Northeast.
A dark love story, Aamis has been written and directed by filmmaker Bhaskar Hazarika, whose first film Kothanodi received the National Award in 2016. The film stars debutants Lima Das and Arghadeep Barua, supported by Neetali Das, Sagar Saurabh and Manash K Das, and is produced by Poonam Deol and Shyam Bora in association with Wishberry Films.
The film is about how a married Niri played by Lima Das shares a forbidden passion with Sumon, who introduces her to a world of fresh, wild, meat-based delicacies. But as their unconsummated desire mounts, the two are pushed inexorably towards transgression and taboo.
“Having Anurag Kashyap present the film is a dream come true for all of us in the team. Anurag is known for his unique and original vision, and his support for Aamis will definitely go a long way in putting the film in the public eye,” Bhaskar Hazarika said after the development.
The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York earlier this year, where it was nominated in five categories, including best film.
Aamis also received two awards at the recently concluded Singapore South Asian International Film Festival – Best Director for Bhaskar Hazarika and Best Actress for Lima Das.