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Official teaser of Assamese film Aei Maatite releasedIndia Blooms News Service
At a sober function held at Guwahati Press Club, the film’s Director Dr Sitanath Lahkar, Editor Dr A Nagraj and Sound Designer-cum-Mixer Devabrot Chaliha released the Official Teaser.
The official teaser has been edited by Hiranya Kalita, who is a faculty of Dr Bhupen Hazarika Regional Government Film and Television Institute.
The length of the video clip, which gives the first motion view of the film, is one minute and three seconds.
The ‘action-drama’ film has some very critical scenes, shooting of which were done with utmost care and precision. Such type of rustic action scenes are hardly seen in Assamese films. The film cinematically showcases some of the inhuman killings in the name of witch hunting.
Aei Maatite is directed by independent filmmaker and eminent theatre personality Dr Sitanath Lahkar and it is an adaptation of his famous stage play Tamasaa on the burning problem of witch hunting.
The Story, Screenplay, Dialogues and Lyrics have also been penned by Dr Lahkar, a retired Principal of Cotton College.
“It is indeed a matter of immense joy to launch the Official Teaser for the movie lovers. Through this video clip, the public will get the first glimpse of the film. I sincerely hope that movie enthusiasts will appreciate this promotional clip, which will increase their inquisitiveness about Aei Maatite manifold,” Dr Lahkar said after releasing the Teaser.
An experienced Editor of a number of documentary films Dr A Nagraj, who is from Hyderabad, worked on the film’s various aspects for almost three months.
Aei Maatite is his first Assamese feature film and he took extra care in treating the subject matter considering its seriousness.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Nagraj said that it has been a good experience for me, especially because it is on such an important social problem. Looking into the good speed of the film, we took extra care in treating some elements. We wanted to portray the society in the best possible way, but at the same time we were conscious that the film does well commercially as well.
Aei Maatite’s sound is Designed and Mixed by Devabrot Chaliha, a well-known face in Bollywood.
For over two months, he did intensive research and added attractive sound flavours to the film. The entire sound design and re-recording mixing were done in Mumbai.
Commenting on his experience, Chaliha said that at the time of working on the film, we had to be very sensitive and careful while dealing with the sound as the theme of the film is quite heart touching. We have tried our best to create the real feel of the places and surroundings so that unfortunate incidents of witch hunting get expressed in realistic way. We hope, the people will surely love the sound quality of Aei Maatite.
Angeekar Films received the clearance from the Central Board of Film Certification (Censor Board) for Aei Maatite with a U/A certificate without any cut or modification.
Aei Maatite has a very strong message against witchcraft, upholding the value of scientific temperament and human life. The film mainly talks about the witch hunting problem in Assam and how a section of people are using witchcraft for their own interest. Witchcraft has no reason at all and is shrouded with darkness of superstition, which is to be overcome by the society – this is the say of the film.