Before Spring

Jun (17), whose widowed mother works as a maid, decides to quit school and join the boat service as a driver. It separates him from his love, who belongs to an upper-caste and upper-middle-class family. When Monikanta’s (60) financial dependence on his much-younger wife causes unhappiness in the family, he crosses the river looking for livelihood, only to discover his wife with another man. The daughter, who witnesses this, seeks solace in her boyfriend. Majoni (16), preparing for her 10th exam, is tutored by Pradeep, a man in his late 20s. Pradeep makes use of her and Majoni thinks it is love. When Pradeep stops coming, Majoni sets out to know his actual intention. All three protagonists face desolation, but slowly resume their lives, like a boat floating through the ripples of river.

  • Shrutismriti Changkakoti
    Being Jobless, Song of the mountain, Beyond Canvas
  • Shrutismriti Changkakoti
  • Jayanth Sethu Mathavan
  • Dipjyoti Kakoti
    Key Cast
  • Upasana Priyam
    Key Cast
  • Abhijit Roy
    Key Cast
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    1 hour 26 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 15, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    28,000 USD
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  • JIO MAMI Mumbai Film Festival
    November 1, 2023
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Shrutismriti Changkakoti

-Name- Ms. Shrutismriti Changkakoti
-Education- MA in Sociology(gold medalist) at the university of Madras.
-Occupation- Senior Content head at a corporate organization.
-I have worked as a chief assistant director in many ad films earlier.
- I have worked for leading media houses in several film production-related jobs
in Mumbai and Guwahati.

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Director Statement

Before Spring was conceived with the idea of making a personal film about the
people of my native village, North Guwahati, located on the north bank of the
river Brahmaputra. The plot of the story is purely inspired by the social,
economic, and cultural characteristics of the people and the place. All three
protagonists of the film are victims of the time and social system of an up-andcoming
modern society. The three main lead characters are vulnerable yet
adaptive to their plight, and strong yet emotionally palpable.
This film explores how some people have no other way but to breach the real
ground of their faith and accept it, and how poor economic status and social
vulnerability take away their rights and security. The film tries to understand
pure love versus conditional relationship behavior and how conditions are
imposed on us through systemic institutions.
Before Spring speaks of the story of any small town in India carrying with it the
fragility, sorrow, innocence, deceitfulness, and liveliness of very new-age village