Ishu

2017/Color/91 mins/India




Category Competition on Indian Language's Films
Director Utpal Borpujari
Producer NA
Screenplay Utpal Borpujari
Cinematography Sumon Dowerah
Editor Sreekar Prasad
Music Anurag Saikia
Set Golok Saha
Costume Rani Dutta Baruah
Cast Kapil Garo, Bishnu Khargoria, Tonthoignambi Leishangthem Devi, Chetana Das, Pratibha Choudhury, Dipika Deka
Production Company Children's Film Society, India
World Sales Children's Film Society, India
Festival/Awards NA

Happy-go-lucky Ishu's world in a remote tribal village in Assam, north eastern India, revolves around his friends or Bhalu, his pet puppy. His days are spent with them and with his favourite Ambika jethi but one day this happy world of Ishu turns topsy turvy as the village Bej, in a conspiracy hatched with Ishu's another jethi Bhadreshwari, declares Ambika as a witch. Beaten up by the mob and her house burnt down, Ambika vanishes and no one seems to know where she is. What happened to Ambika and will Ishu be able to find her?

Director:
Utpal Borpujari
Utpal Borpujari did his M. Tech in Applied Geology from IIT Roorkee. He won the Swarna Kamal for Best Film Critic at the 50th National Awards of India in 2003. As a professional journalist, apart from cinema, he has written extensively on politics, society, culture, literature etc. while working with India's top media houses. Since 2010, when he decided to turn a filmmaker, he has made several acclaimed documentary films that have been screened across the world in various film festivals.

Selected Filmography:
Mayong: Myth/Reality (2012)