Assam’s first sci-fi feature film Avataran got its censor certificate on September 8, 2021. Writer, director and producer Tarunabh Dutta shot this film with the help of a team of 100, including cast and crew.
“I’m overjoyed to inform that, after nine years of continuous development, ‘Avataran,’ Assam’s first science fiction feature film, is now complete and has passed censorship certification with a running length of 2 & 1/2 hours! It is a whole new milestone and revolution in Assamese,” the film maker posted, making the announcement on Twitter.
The film’s entire production and post-production was looked after by Dutta independently and executed from his in-house studio – TD Film Studio.
His wife Himakhi Dutta accompanied him during the production of this film as his primary Chief Assistant, and he received financial assistance for the film from his father, Dr. Nalini Kanta Dutta.
The Production work on the commercial debut venture of TD Film Studio – ‘Avataran,’ began in 2012 and will be out 9 years later. Technically, the film comprises almost 80% 3D Computer-Generated Imagery (CGI) shots layered on live video, a first for the northeast region, at such a large scale.
Pranjal Saikia, Purnima Saikia, Rimpi Das, Saurabh Hazarika, Ananya Parashar, Samir Ranjan, Govinda Malakar, Sangeeta Pachani, Vishal P. Chaliha, along with child artists, Reema Kaif and Devyam Seal, played pivotal roles in this upcoming film.
Music for the songs in this film were composed by Nilutpal Choudhury and Dhiraj Dutta, supported by Rakesh Baro. Lyrics for the songs were written by Hridoy Parash, and songs sung by Rupam Bhuyan, Arundhati Bezbaruah, and Rimly Bhuyan.
The film was shot using a Canon 5D Mark III camera in scenic spots throughout Guwahati, Assam.
The film maker also shared some behind the scenes from another upcoming film of his on Twitter in August and is working on a couple of other projects too.
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