Guwahati/ 16th September’2017 (Prag News Desk): If you don’t have any fixed plans this weekend, you can definitely pay a visit to the biggest film festival of North East that is the 5th edition of Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival,which is going on at at the Pragjyoti ITA Centre, Machkhowa.
Additional Chief Secretary, Assam Tsering Y Das inaugurated The three day festival, which will be going on till 17th September, Sunday.
Renowned personalities from film fraternity such as Vishal Bhardwaj, Abhishek Chaubey, Nagesh Kukunoor, Ronnie Lahiri, Sanjay Bhutiani, Adil Hussain and few others will take part in the festival.
Prag Cine Award 2017 awardee Loktak Lairembee’s movie Lady of the Lake was screened on the first day of the festival along with Liakat, My Name is Eeooow and Mukti Bhawan which fetched Adil Hussain the Best actor award at the DC South Asian Film Festival.
While addressing the media, actor Adil Hussain said that any film which was made to educate the masses needs to be encouraged by the government.
Kukunoor said that he always looks for chances to escape from Mumbai. “I visited Guwahati before, and each time I come here, I think I am going to make a film here. By next year, I will make a feature film here.”
Rangooin director Vishal Bhardwaj said, “I came to Assam for the first time in 1982 to play in the CK Naidu Trophy. Recently, I shot my movie Rangoon in both Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.”
Ronnie Lahiri said ,”such festivals provide great opportunity for the current generation of movie lovers from the region”.
Tsering Y Das, Additional Chief Secretary, Assam, said the North-east is going through social change. She added that films from the region reflected its philosophies and realities.