Assamese film “Xhohobote Dhemalite” bagged three top awards at the 3rd Love International Film Festival including best movie.
Besides the best film, it also won the awards for best actress (Dipannita Sharma) and best music (Anurag Saikia) at the festival, where more than 150 films from 36 countries participated.
The film, directed by Bidyut Kotoky, deals with sensitive issue of children of Assam growing up in violent times and witnessing brutality around them.
Receiving the award, Kotoky said, “In ‘Xhoihobote Dhemalite’, we always believe that we are making a world cinema in Assamese language. Our emotions respect no geographical barriers – we don’t need a language to laugh or to cry. Thank you Love International Film Festival for re-affirming our faith.”
Earlier in the day, “Xhoixobote Dhemalite” arguably became the first Assamese film to be commericially released in the US, with four shows screened at the Cine Grand Cinema Fremont (Califormia).
“I’m extremely delighted to receive such a wonderful award. Really overwhelmed I would like to thank jury members, director Bidyut Kotoky, sound designer Amrit pritam Dutta, film mixing engineer Debajit Changmai, music mixing engineer Bhaskar Sarma and each and every member of the film ‘Xhoihobote Dhemalite”, said Saikia.