Filmmaker Prakash Jha said he derives inspiration from the North East, and Bollywood directors like him will feel privileged to work with people from the region.
Northeast India is the eastern-most region of the country. It is connected to East India via a narrow corridor squeezed between independent nations of Bhutan and Bangladesh. It comprises the contiguous Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikim.
Speaking at the inauguration of the 4th edition of the Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival (BVFF), Jha said, “I derive a lot of inspiration from the North East region. There is something about Brahmaputra which draws me personally.
“This festival is a window which gives us a peek into the rich heritage and culture of Northeast. Hindi cinema is just commercial cinema. Don’t give too much value to it. Filmmakers like us from Mumbai will feel privileged to work with people from Northeast,” he said.
The Brahmaputra Valley Short Film Competition is one of the highlights of the festival and the top 15 entries from this year’s competition were screened for the audience.
These films which have been made by budding filmmakers from all across the northeast received with lot of positive responses. – CINEWS