Mehdi Jahan


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Original Title : Teu muloi aapel anisil
Year : 2019
Language : Assamese
Duration : 26 minutes 40 seconds
Shooting Format : Digital
Aspect Ratio :  16:9
Genre : Drama
Film Colour : Colour

Crew :

Writer, Director, Producer : Mehdi Jahan
Co-Producers : Syed Manuwar Hussain, Syeda Jebin Begum Hussain
Cinematographer : Sunayana Singh
Editor : Saba Rehman
Sound Design and Mix : Rahul Rabha
Assistant Director : Maharshi Kashyap
Location Sound : Somnath Gogoi
Cast : Syeda Jebin Begum Hussain, Syeda Albirah Mannan, Sankalpa Raychaudhury, Jon Kalita, Syed Sazzadul Mannan, Moromi Mannan, Syed Manuwar Hussain

Synopsis :

A deadly epidemic has claimed several lives in a remote village in Assam. The villagers are convinced of foul play. For several years, there have been attempts by the authorities to get the villagers displaced in order to use their lands for setting up factories but they have been  offering a firm resistance, despite industrial wastes from a neighbouring industrial area affecting their fields. They are being led by a woman in her late 50s, Ayesha. Ayesha’s husband joined the insurgency in Assam several years ago and never returned. Despite him being gone for more than 3 decades, Ayesha hopes he’ll return one day. She promised to look after his village people in his absence. Ayesha, herself suffering from the disease, lives in a state where her memories and dreams are as real as her present. It’s as if she’s living different stages of her life simultaneously. 

Screenings and Awards :

  1. Shades International Film Festival 2020 Best Short Film 

  2. Featured in the ten best short films of 2019 list of Sao Paulo based film critic and curator, Raju Roychowdhury’s list for the noted online film magazines, ‘Senses of Cinema’ and ‘Desistfilm’.