Assamese movie ‘Baghjan’ Selected for ‘Goes to Cannes’


Guwahati:  ‘Baghjan’, a bilingual movie made in Assamese and Moran language by Jaicheng Zxai Dohutia has been selected for the Marche du Film which is the business counterpart of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in France.

Dohutia’s film was selected in the ‘Goes to Cannes’ section, where five Indian movies were given an opportunity to pitch for selection.

Sharing the update, Dohutia said, “Really honoured to share the news that our film Baghjan is selected for the “Goes to Cannes” section from India. I would like to give my greatest thanks to the NFDC Film Bazaar for making this possible. Hopefully the film will grab more attention and finally complete this great project. Luckily this year India has chosen Country of Honour for the first time at Cannes film festival, so hopefully the film will get more recognition in the venue. I wish I could attend the festival to represent and pitch the film!”

He added that if the state government can sponsor the travel expenses, he and his team could have presented there and represented the film and my state.

The film was shot at real locations at Baghjan where the world had witnessed one of the biggest industrial disasters in 2020. The movie revolved around the plight of common villagers who are affected by the blowout at Baghjan in the Tinsukia district. The victims of the oil-leakage tragedy have also acted in it.