Assamese short film ‘Protyush’ wins award at Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival 2019
Assamese short film, ‘Protyush’ (Ushering a Crack of Dawn) was awarded with the ‘Special Festival Mention’ at the 9th edition of Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival 2019, held in Delhi on April 30.
The film has been directed by Arindam Barooah, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Rita Bhuyan Barooah .
The film is about the struggles of a woman against poverty and her fight to raise her two school-going children after her husband suffers an untimely death.
The film stars Jahnobi Gogoi, Kironmoyee Borah, Rishav Ritam Gogoi, Manash Protim Chetia in lead roles and Anisha Dutta, Anupam Dutta, Nayan Jyoti Deka, Jyoti Dutta and Karabi Dutta in equally important supporting roles.
The cinematography for the film has been done by Rishika Baruah, Bhaskar Jyoti Dutta and Prabhat Das and the background score has been provided by Kukil Pratim Saikia and Gaurav Rabha.
Earlier, the short film had bagged several awards such as ‘Best Short Film,’ ‘Best Director’ and ‘Best Editor’ at the Borluit Short Film Festival 2019 in Jorhat. In addition to this, the film was screened at Filmgatha 2019 in Guwahati and it has recently earned an invitation for screening at Cinema Utsav 2019 in Dhemaji.