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The conflict between good and evil is perhaps as old as humankind has known. However, such conflicts arising out of men’s greed to exploit the wild for commercial purposes is a relatively modern phenomenon with its genesis lying in the colonial past when exploitation for commercial gains proved primary over all other schemes-of-things. Often, exploitation of nature knows no bounds and results in the death and destruction of the wild along with loss in the lives of those committed to protect the forest. BoraxhaAranya is set in the backdrop of one of India’s richest rain forest situated in the country’s eastern around the lives and activities prevailing at fringe locals of the rain forest, with decaying values forming the ground for germination of men’s greed, and destructive ambitions resulting in systematic exploitation of the bountiful wild with which the traditional men was known to have led a symbiotic living. The failed system, maimed by greed, has further encouraged the exploiters of the wild towards mass destruction of forests. Amidst such a milieu the sacrifice and subsequent loss in the life of a dedicated forester who stood to resist exploitation remained unrecognized. Yet, good can prevails despite evil and can destroy the evil to through the collective consciousness of the people for whom the forest has always been an inseparable part of their existence.

  • Diganta Mazumdar
  • Jiten Sarma
  • Ikramul Majid
  • Tapan Das, Arun Nath, Tonthoi Devi, Debajit Mazumdar
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    1 hour 52 minutes 7 seconds
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    January 8, 2015
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Director Biography - Diganta Mazumdar

Diganta Mazumdar is a Assam based film director, screen writer and producer of both feature and non feature films. A science graduate from Gauhati University Diganta started his filmmaking career as assistant director for films and television production in 1987. He established his film production house Delphy Films in 1992 and his own venture started as an independent director and producer. Since then he made more than 100 episodes television production for entire North East India. In 1993 a documentary film Sound of Dying Colours directed by Sher Chaudhury that won National Award, Diganta worked as associate director and co- script writer. He was the associate director of two other National Award winning feature films Baibhab (1993) directed by Manju Borah and Adajya (1997) directed by Santana Bordoloi. Government of Assam awarded him the Best Art Director award In the Assam State Film award -1996 for the feature film Raag Birag directed by Bidyut Chakrabarty. In 2011 he made his feature debut Weekend in Assamese language which brought him acclaim after theatrical release in Assam. His next feature film is Borhxaranya. Diganta is an empanelled producer of Prasar Bharati Broadcasting Corporation of india.

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Director Statement

The Rain Forests of Assam and the rest of Northeast India form one of the richest biodiversity hotspot of the world. Sadly, these forests are fast depleting because of men’s exploitation of the wild. The success that have been so far achieved in conserving what remains of these forests have been possible because of the conservation process carried by dedicated, self-sacrificing groups by raising the collective consciousness of villagers who are natives of the fringe areas of these rain forests.
The conviction backing the theme of BORXHARANYA lies on the above truth which the film narrates. In doing so the 152 minutes film attempts to portray the natural ambience of the rain forest, the conflicts arising out of men’s greed to gain from the forest in access of what the forest have been naturally proving mankind. However, the film ends in a positive note to celebrate the dedication of many lesser known individuals who have at times even laid down their lives or have faced miseries in life simply to safeguard what exploiters are bend at exploiting with little care or concern for the future. The characters, too, have been authentically presented in the film to portray a realistic picture of what generally prevails and have turned into a major threat to the rain forests’ future.
The decision to avoid music and instead rely on sound effects and a thoughtfully designed sound track is to enhance the character of the forest which happens to be the core element of the narrative.