Ajeyo to release on Friday

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By KAUSAV BARUAH
  • Published 2.01.14
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Guwahati, Jan. 1: Filmmaker Jahnu Barua’s new venture, Ajeyo, will hit the silver screen this Friday.

The film is an adaptation of writer Arun Sarma’s award-winning novel Axirbador Rong.

His last Assamese film, Baandhon, received critical acclaim and bagged a national award.

Unlike Baandhon, which focused on an elderly couple who arrive in Mumbai in search of their missing grandson after 26/11 terror attacks, Ajeyo depicts the struggles of an honest, ideal revolutionary youth Gajen Keot who fought against some social evils in rural Assam during 1946.

Barua worked on the script with a few alterations to Arun Sarma’s novel to make it suitable for the screen.

The multiple-award winning director earlier adopted Homen Borgohain’s novel, Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai, for his film with the same title, which went on to bag the National Film Award for the best film in 1988 and several awards at the Locarno International Film Festival.

Ajeyo’s cast includes Bishnu Khargoria, Rupam Riyan Deka, Jupitora Bhuyan, Pratibha, Kapil Bora, Rimpi Das, Saurav Hazarika and Lakhi Borthakur among others.

The film is presented by Shiven Arts with Shankar Lal Goenka, Maina Goenka, Puja Goenka and Siddarth Goenka as co-producers.

Dhrubajyoti Phukan is the music director while Phatik Barua is the production director. Ajeyo will soon be released at theatres all over Assam with subtitles by PVR.