Guwahati: Bridge, an Assamese movie, produced and directed by Kripal Kalita, has won the award for the best social film at Golden Jury International Film Festival held in Mumbai.
The movie was also selected in the Indian Panorama category for the 51st International Film Festival of India.
The film has been internationally acclaimed and also been selected for screening in the South-East Film Festival to be held in the USA and Light of Film Festival, Pinewood Studio to be held in London.
The Assamese Movie Bridge narrates the story of a struggling woman in rural Assam residing on the bank of a Brahmaputra tributary.
The movie depicts a true story based on a real incident that took place during the flood.
It reflects the havoc and tremendous devastation caused by floods and the invincible optimism of the flood victims against the destruction caused by the natural disaster.
The story highlights that some people lose their close ones due to flood while some others lose their homes and their belongings. Yet, they are fond of the river, a tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra, which flows by their households.
They use the river like a resource that gives them satisfaction, undefined happiness. The emotion of a section of people is involved with the river. It is the theme of the story of the movie
Produced by Rama Kumar Das and Sabita Devi under the banner ‘Kristipathar’, the movie has cinematography by Ramen Rabha, editing by Kishore Deka, sound design and mixing by Amrit Pritam and cast by Shiva Rani Kalita, Partha Protim Bora, Swapnil Nath, Anindita Das, Suren Mahanta, etc.