Guwahati: A new Assamese animation film titled ‘Mahapurush Sri Sri Madhabdeva’ is all set to immortalise the life of Vaishnavite saint Madhabdeva, widely known as an important preceptor of the Ekasarana Dharma and for his loyalty to his guru, Srimanta Sankardev. The movie will release on March 29.
Madhabdeva, a 15th-century scholar and a revered saint was the chief disciple of Srimnata Sankardeva. He was the creator of the epoch-making Naam Ghosa, and several songs called Borgeet. The movie will highlight his role in the growth of Satras and the Sattriya culture, and his contributions to the legacy of Sankardeva.
The movie is produced by the Ramani Chitram Memorial Trust and conceptualised by noted philanthropist, late Dalim Pathak. The film is produced by Pathak’s sons, Biswajyoti and Gauravjyoti Pathak.
The teaser of the film is already out, and the audio album comprising several gosas, borgeets and pods was recently released at an event in Guwahati.
The music of ‘Mahapurush Sri Sri Madhabdeva’ has been composed by noted Sattriya artiste Gunindra Nath Ojha, and voiced by celebrated singer Hamendra Kumar Das, and classical vocalist Jiten Basumatary.
With an aim to spread the intellectual and spiritual legacy of Mahapurush Madhabdeva, the film is expected to win hearts both within the state and outside. The saint’s life will be brought to life in the movie, showing his role in the growth of Satras and Sattriya culture, and his contributions to the legacy of Sankardeva.