Arindam Borooah’s Assamese short film Obosheshot (Eng. At Last) ( Assamese: অবশেষত – Oboxhexhot) has received great rave reviews and acknowledgments in a number of film festivals nationally as well as globally, together at the esteemed Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival 2017 (Honorable Jury Mention).
Story of the short film Obosheshot, is based on prominent Novelist and Filmmaker, Dr. Bhobendra Nath Saikia’s short story “Debodoot” (Eng. Angel).
It is a story of Numoli, a young mother who belongs to a rural community where the villager’s minds are full of superstition and fallacies. The story describes how the mother made every effort to give her kid a voice, the use of which she is deprived of due to ill-fated situations.
The villagers believed that she is possessed and impregnated by the evil spirit. In the middle of this is the mother whose love & sacrifice for her kid works as an obstacle in opposition to the troubles of the world. A mother’s love is something that no one can explain. Even though Numoli is filled with fury and intense loathing, all she can do is to teach her child to speak and at the same time the kid also needs his mother’s voice to console him. For the instant, merely the words ‘Bouti’ (Mother) in her child’s voice can brush away all her life.
The direction and screenplay done by Arindam Barooah.
Cast:- Dipika Gogoi, Anjjan Dhon Bordoloi, Padma Dolakasharia, Pratim Gogoi, Jharna Sharma Devchoudhury, Amrit Hazarika, Anamika Sensua, Debo Kumar Rajkhowa, Khirod Kalita etc.
Scriptwriter: Rita Bhuyan Barooah & Bhavna Devchoudhury.
Cinematographer: Bhaskar Jyoti Dutta & Thangmaism Nishanta Singha.
Music: Jagaran Saikia
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Awards, Honors and Recognition:
- Honorable Jury Mention at the 7th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival 2017, Delhi, India (dadasahebphalkefilmfestival)
- Outstanding Achievement Award at 6th Season of Calcutta International Cult Film Festival 2017, Kolkata, India. Films Of The Month – April 2017 ( www.hlc-cicff.com )
- Official Selection at Meraki International Short Film Festival – 2017, Bangalore, India.
- Special Festival Mention at 6th Bangalore Shorts Film Festival – 2017, Bangalore, India.
- Special Screening organized by Dept. of Communication & Journalism, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam.
- Official Selection at 6th Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival-2017, Kolkata, India.
- Semi-Finalist at Lakecity Film Festival 2017, Lagos, Nigeria.
- Official Selection at 12th Cyprus International Film Festival, Pafos, Cyprus.
- Official Selection at Barcelona Planet Film Festival 2017, Barcelona, Spain. (www.barcelonaplanetfilmfestival.com)
- Official Selection at FICOCC – Five Continents International Film Festival 2017, Venezuela.
- Official Selection at SHORT to the Point – International Short Film Festival 2017, Bucharest, Romania.
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