21st Dec 2020 |Get In Lamka | Guwahati Correspondent
Guwahati: Sanskrit feature film ‘Namo’, directed by Vijeesh Mani and
starring Jayaram with others, has been selected for screening in
Indian Panorama during the 51st International Film Festival of India
scheduled for 16-24 January in Goa. Besides the period movie based on
the friendship between Lord Krishna and Kuchelan (popularly known as
Sudama), 22 other feature films along with 20 non-feature films get
entries to the much-admired Indian Panorama for the year 2020.
The list of selected movies in feature films section, announced by the
Union information and broadcasting (I&B) minister Prakash Javadekar
recently in New Delhi, also include Assamese feature film ‘Bridge’
directed by Kripal Kalita, Manipuri movie ‘Eigi Kona’ by Bobby
Wahengbam along with ‘Saand Ki Aankh’ (Hindi) by Tushar Hiranandani,
‘Up Up & Up’ (in English) by Govind Nihalani, ‘Kalira Atita’ (Oriya)
by Nila Madhab Panda, ‘Prawaas’ (Marathi) by Shashank Udapurkar, ‘A
Dog And His Man’ (Chattisgarhi) by Siddharth Tripathy, etc.
Non-feature films those are included in the list are ‘Highways Of
Life’ (Manipuri) by Maibam Amarjeet Singh, ‘Ahimsa- Gandhi: The Power
Of The Powerless’ (English) by Ramesh Sharma, ‘Green Blackberries’
(Nepali) by Prithvirag Das Gupta, ‘Oru Paathiraa Swapnam Pole’
(Malayalam) by Sharan Venugopal, ‘Radha’ (Bengali) by Bimal Poddar,
‘Paanchika’ (Gujarati) by Ankit Kothari, ‘Jhat Aayi Basant’
(Pahari/Hindi) by Pramati Anand, etc.
Namo, which was entirely shot in Sanskrit language by cinematographer
S Lokanathan in various locations including Varanasi, Kanyakumari,
etc, has music by eminent musician Hariprasad Chaurasia and Bhajan
Samraat Anoop Jalota. Produced under the banner of Anaswara
Charitable Trust, the feature film has editing by B Lenin, screenplay
by U Presanna Kumar, art designing by Pramod Monalisa, etc. Besides
Jayaram, who went on a major physical transformation to play the
mythological character Sudama, other casts include Anjali, Saniya,
Meenakshi, Mythili, etc.
On the other hand, Assamese movie Bridge narrates the story of a
struggling woman in rural Assam on the bank of a Brahmaputra tributary
reflecting relentless efforts by villagers to rebuild their lives
after perennial flood and erosions. Produced by Rama Kumar Das and
Sabita Devi under the banner of Kristipathar, the movie has
cinematography by Ramen Rabha, editing by Kishore Deka, sound design
and mixing by Amrit Pritam and casts by Shiva Rani Kalita, Partha
Protim Bora, Swapnil Nath, Anindita Das, Suren Mahanta, etc.