Kothanodi, the directorial debut of Bhaskar Hazarika, is making buzz all around the globe and finally releasing in theatres of Assam on 16th September 2016. The film recently had its one of a kind premiere show at the cultural capital of Assam, Majuli, and everyone is just blown away by the film. If all these buzz are not enough to convince you, let us give you five solid reasons why you should watch this film in theatres near you:
1. Burhi Aair Sadhu
Have you spent numerous summer nights of your childhood reading and listening to timeless tales from Sahityarathi Lakshminath Bezbaroa’s Burhi Aair Sadhu? Are you a fan of American fantasy television series Once Upon a Time which twists the popular western fairytales and gives them a darker shade? If answers to any of these question is yes, this film is for you. You will definitely love Bhaskar Hazarika’s never seen before take on our very own bedtime stories.
Source: The Hindu
2. Internationally Acclaimed Cast
Kothanodi features eminent actors like internationally acclaimed Adil Hussain and Seema Biswas, along with Urmila Mahanta, Zerifa Wahid, Kopil Bora, and Asha Bordoloi. Power-packed performance of the ensemble cast is giving the film a new dimension. You will be mesmerized as the cast brings to life some familiar fairytale characters.
3. National Film Award
The coveted National Film Award for Best Film in Assamese of 2015 was awarded to Kothanodi. Critical acclamation in numerous national and international film festivals and a grant from Asian Cinema Fund. Do we need to say more!
Source: DD National
4. A Film by People for People
Kothanodi is one of the pioneer in crowdfunding for indie films in India. It raised Rs. 22 lakhs to become through online crowdfunding platform Wishberry. The campaign was one of the most successful campaigns of the platform.
Source: The Hindu
5. The Director
Even though this is the debut film of director Bhaskar Hazarika, he is not unfamiliar to film-making. This writer director has worked on several Bollywood projects earlier and he is one of the the notable directors to be watch out for.
Hope you are heading to watch the film by now. Happy watching!!