Mehdi Jahan


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Original Title : Tumi Najaba, Joymoti
Year : 2024
Language : Assamese
Duration : 65 minutes
Shooting Format : Digital
Genre : Docufiction

Crew :

Writer, Director, Producer : Mehdi Jahan
Cinematographer : Mehdi Jahan
Editor : Mehdi Jahan, Duttatreya
Sound Design and Mix : Sourav Biswas
Original Music : Rahul Rabha, Niladri Shekhar Roy
Digital Colorist : Samiran Sonowal
Assistant Director : Raghu Pratap 


Cast :

Satyashree Agarwala Das : Herself
Tridisha Goswami : Joymoti, Historian
Raghu Pratap : Jyotiprasad Agarwala, Ethnographer, Himself
Radha Das : Herself
Arghadeep Baruah : Narrator, Singer


Synopsis :

In the year 2047, a few years after the whole of Assam submerged in the Brahmaputra river following a catastrophic flood, an ethnographer discovered a diary amidst the remnants of the capital city of Guwahati. He entrusted the task of studying the diary to a historian due to his inability to comprehend the Assamese language. The historian made the discovery that the diary in question belonged to Satyashree Agarwala Das, the daughter of Jyotiprasad Agarwala, who made the first Assamese film, ‘Joymoti’ in 1935. In present day Guwahati, Satyashree Agarwala Das lives with her daughter, Radha Das, who's a history professor and her grand-son, Raghu Pratap, who's a cinephile and amateur filmmaker. The film delves into the intricate dynamics between Jyotiprasad Agarwala's daughter, grand-daughter, and great grandson, exploring their relationship with him, their associations with the female protagonists featured in his films and plays, their dreams, memories, and Cinema.


Screenings :
1. 53rd International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), 2024 (World Premiere)