Now this is good news for an industry that has had a mediocre year so far. India’s President Pranab Mukherjee has expressed his willingness to see ‘Purab Ki Awaz’, the Hindi film based on the life of legendary freedom fighter of Assam Kanaklata. Recently, it came to light after a visit with a request made by the Rajya Sabha MP Ripun Bora was received with a generous stamp of approval at the Rastrapathi Bhavan. The MP was stunned by the President’s knowledge regarding the history of Birangana Kanaklata Barua. He also expressed his desire to see the movie within this month.
The film’s banner L.P.K.G Film Production has joined hands with Mumbai based Pen-N-Camera International to release ‘Purab Ki Awaz’ world-wide in more than 1500 screens on August 5 as a pre-Independence Day offering. On the same day, the Assamese version ‘Epaah Phulil Epaah Soril’ will also get release.
Jamal Ahmed Rao, its Mumbai-based executive producer is quite hopeful about the success of the film. In India, the film will be released in Mumbai, Delhi, UP, Kolkata, Bihar, Rajasthan, Odisha, Assam; and internationally, it will be released in the USA, UK, Canada, Europe, Dubai-Gulf, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, South Africa, Japan and China.
The film directed by Chandra Mudoi and produced by Loknath Deka stars Urmila Mahanta, Nipon Goswami, Debashis Barthakur, Monimala, Tapan Sarma, Papori Bora, Ashrumoni, child artistes Rodali, Akshita and Jaffry, etc. The film’s chief assistant director is Dipak Roy, assistant director Swapnajit Borkakati, music direction by Dr Hitesh Baruah, Ajay Phukan and Tapan Kakati, cinematography by Naba Kumar Das, editing by Syamal Das, make-up by Biswa and Dhan, production controller Khargeswar Bora. The movie is Loknath Deka’s maiden venture under LPKG Production. He has produced and directed TV serials like ‘Prachir Kiyo Sristi Hoisil’, ‘Ferengadow’, ‘Abuj Morom’, etc.