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Assamese film Astittwa to unfold the story of fight for one’s existence

Assamese feature film Astittwa, by debutant director Mirza Arif Hazarika, has completed its shooting schedule and is now at post-production stage.

Produced under the banner of Skyplex Motion Pictures International by Nazim Ahmed, the shooting schedule of Astittwa was completed in early June. The film will be ready for release once the post-production ends.

Astittwa revolves around the story of Lachit Hazarika, who depicts a common Assamese man and how he fights for his existence. The story is quite unique and brings out values of Assamese community which were otherwise forgotten.

The film has a mixture of old and new faces which aims to provide a cocktail of performance. The protagonist Lachit Hazarika is played by Bibhuti Bhushan Hazarika. The most loved villain of Assamese films, Dinesh Das, plays the bad man in the film.

Besides, Assamese action hero Brojen Bora comes back with a powerful role and will entertain the audience with his natural action feats. Siddhartha Mukherjee, who is known for his comic roles, comes back in Astittwa with a new flavour as he plays a negative character. Lonishri Das, Durgashree Bora and Manuj Gogoi appear in the character of Gayatri, Anita and Munna. Bibhash Sinha, Tansen of Local Kung Fu fame, has played a vital role in the film. Among other artists, Runumi Devi comes on the silver screen for the first time along with Uddalak Yogi, Rohit Choudhury, Mahibur Rahman, Kuldeep Bora, Jyoti Shankar, Smriti Das, Rajib Kro and others.

The film has a song composed by National Award winner Tarali Sarma. The song is going to be released soon. Dony Hazarika has taken the responsibility of the background score while award winning cameraperson Nahid Ahmed handled the cinematography of the film. The editing is under the charge of Jhulan Krishna Mahanta. He was the editor of the recently released and the much loved Calendar of which he was the associate director and screen writer as well.

The film is Mirza Arif Hazarika’s debut project who has penned the screenplay, story and dialogues as well.

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