Xhoixobote Dhemalite (Rainbow Fields) Assamese Movie Review: Touching tale about growing up in violent times

Mumbai-based director Bidyut Kotoky’s Assamese film Xhoixobote Dhemalite (Rainbow Fields) is one of those movies that come across as so deeply personal that you are certain that the events unfolding on the big screen must be, in one way or the other, autobiographical in nature.

The autobiographical elements are not difficult to spot with the protagonist Niyor, played by Nakul Vaid (of Ab Tak Chappan fame) being an Assamese filmmaker himself, based out of Mumbai. Bidyut Kotoky has also dubbed the voice of the protagonist, giving the film a further personal touch. It feels as if the director is quite literally narrating a story, but in an audio-visual form.

Xhoixobote Dhemalite is about how violence deeply impacts the impressionable minds of innocent children. Set mainly in the 1980s of Assam when the North-Eastern state witnessed violence that left about 1,800 people dead. The focus here is not so much on the reason behind the riots, but on how children are always the worst victims of them.Continue reading “Xhoixobote Dhemalite (Rainbow Fields) Assamese Movie Review: Touching tale about growing up in violent times”

In Conversation with Dipannita Sharma: I Still Feel I Have a Long Way to Go

Popular model and actress Dipannita Sharma maybe a tad selective with her work but has nevertheless made an impact with her choice of roles in films that include 16 December, Dil Vil Pyar Vyar, My Brother Nikhil, Ladies vs Ricky Bahl etc. She has now returned to her roots in a way, with her entry into Assamese cinema with Bidyut Kotoky’s Xhoixobote Dhemalite/Rainbow Fields. Here in a chat with MAM she talks about her work in Rainbow Fields and more.Continue reading “In Conversation with Dipannita Sharma: I Still Feel I Have a Long Way to Go”

Xhoixobote Dhemalite (Rainbow Fields), an Assamese Film by Bidyut Kotoky Wins The Best Foreign Film Award at Hollywood International Cinefest 2017

Assamese  film by writer-director Bidyut Kotoky, Xhoixobote Dhemalite(Rainbow Fields) won the Best Foreign Film Award in the Hollywood International Cinefest 2017 announced today .Continue reading “Xhoixobote Dhemalite (Rainbow Fields), an Assamese Film by Bidyut Kotoky Wins The Best Foreign Film Award at Hollywood International Cinefest 2017”