Programme 2018

Love, By The River (Bornodi Bhotiai)

Director: Anupam Kaushik Borah


Section: India Story

Country: India | Year: 2018

Language(s): Assamese | Time: 132 mins


Four boys from Majuli, the biggest river island of the world, love the same girl. Everyone knows about the other three's feelings. But jealousy is a thing they do not know of. All they know is to dream of a beautiful life with the girl. However, they are all plans and no action. Another boy catches a rather peculiar 'cold' which remains with him for the hotter half of the year -the same period of time in which flood from the 'Bornodi', the Brahmaputra, looms on the horizon all the time. Finally his childhood companion, the same girl the other four love, cures him. In the process, both realise that they have been in love all the time. Two of the four migrate out of the island searching for a better life. The others surrender to the ordinary. Meanwhile, the 'cold’ of Majuli, flood, awaits a treatment.

Director's Bio

Anupam Kaushik Borah, born in 1985 in Majuli (Assam), started working in theatre at the age of seven in Bhaona. He graduated from the National School of Drama (NSD) in 2011, completing his theatre training with an acting specialisation. After NSD, he returned to Assam and started his own group, Bhawariya – The TPositives. He was awarded the prestigious Chandra Prasad Saikia Award in 2012 for his short story Dutokia. He has acted in several feature films including the award winning Bokul (2015).