Pradut Kumar Deka’s suspense-thriller Boroshi releases in 18th April

Boroshi - Cover
Boroshi - Cover

In the Assamese Film Industry there have been very few suspense and thriller movies, even though there are many people who enjoy watching suspense movies in Assam like the rest of the country and abroad. The first Assamese thriller movie, Brojen Barua’s ‘Dr. Bezbarooah’, released in 1969, Barua transplanted the audiences from the world of melodrama into that of suspense, with such a drastic transition that it forever changed the way people looked at movies after that. It also became the first ever Assamese movie to be declared a superhit. And now after 45 years, a new suspense-thriller Assamese film “Boroshi” releases in 18th April.

‘Boroshi’s story was first published in the popular magazine ‘Bismoi’ in the eighties. The writer was the eminent litterateur and politician Dinesh Goswami. He is widely regarded as one of the most imaginative and prolific short story writers of Assamese literature. The film’s script was written by distinguished cine–journalist Pabitra Kumar Deka before his demise. ‘Boroshi’ is produced by Debashish Goswami under the banner of Manjushree Production. The film is directed by Prodyut Kumar Deka, whose recent release ‘Surjyasta’ had received much praise and appreciation from the audiences and critics alike. This is the fourth feature for Deka, who had received the Best Director award for his debut film ‘Dhunia Tirutabur’ at the State Film Awards. Both the producer and director are avid fans of suspense movies and literature. Infact, they had made a short suspense serial called ‘Ata Nikhut Hatya’ for Doordarshan before. Made along the neo–noir style, ‘Boroshi’ is Prodyut Kumar Deka’s tribute to the genre once popularised by renowned American filmmakers during the forties and fifties. The movie underwent a lot of experimentation and is a significant departure from the conventional movie–making style. The film’s stylistic concepts were planned much before shooting started. The filmmakers made it a bit contemporary by adding some commercial ingredients, without changing the setting or the elements of the story. The director has imbibed the styles and tastes of Hollywood and European movies. The story of ‘Boroshi’ follows the lives of three characters in a single night.

A still from the movie

A still from the movie

A carefully thought–out plan, where people are caught up in a lot of anxiety, ambition and enmity. But do things go according to plan? The three central roles are being played by charismatic stage and cinema artiste Toufique Rehman, Juwan Dutta and Madhusmita Borkotoky. Rehman makes a comeback of sorts in films with an unusual role after a long hibernation. Character artiste Juwan Dutta plays the leading role for the first time in his career. On the other hand, Madhusmita has acted in films like ‘A Weekend’, ‘Samiran Barua Ahi Ase’ and the under–production ‘Sandhikhon’. The film also stars three newcomers in Sharmistha Chakravorty, Rupam Chakravorty and Kajuree Konwar. The other roles are played by Nayan Prasad, Mallika Sharma, Rupam Barua, etc. The music is scored by producer Debashish Goswami himself. The film’s associate music directors are Roosti and Bulbul Das. The film’s playback singer is Zublee. The film’s cinematography is by Ratul Barman with the sophisticated Sony FS700 camera. Camera associate is Rohini. Choreography by Ashim Baishya. Editing by Sanjiv Borthakur. Make–up by Babi Chakravorty. The film’s production designer is Nandan Deka. Still photography by Pallav Mahanta. Assistant directors are Kamal Poran and Dhritiman Chutia.

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Abhijit Roy

Student of Film Editing at RGFTI. Co-founder of Creativica.

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