Biswajeet Bora made his directorial debut in Bollywood with the first Indian carbon-neutral film Aisa Yeh Jahaan. He directed the Superhit Assamese film Bahniman which was released in 2016. Now, the good news is that Biswajeet Bora’s upcoming film ‘God on the Balcony’ (বেলকনিত ভগৱান) selected for the 26th Kolkata International Film Festival for competition in the Indian language film category.
The first premier of “God On The Balcony” will be screened Worldwide at the upcoming International Film Festival from 5th to 12th Nov 2020.
In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, the 26th edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival has been designed in a smarter frame giving due importance to the social distancing. This edition is proposed primarily in online mode for the cine lovers, critics, actors, and others so that they continue to feel the pulse of the gala international film festival in the cultural capital of India.
On Saturday, Biswajeet Bora released the Official Poster of ‘God on the Balcony’ (বেলকনিত ভগৱান) which will compete with Bittersweet, Avijatrik, Aquarium, Laila Aur Sattgeet, etc. The movie is produced by ‘Jetuka Pator Dore’ fame Noorul Sultan. Jetuka Pator Dore won Nationa Film Awards in 2010 in Best Feature Film in Assamese category.
Biswajeet Bora assisted internationally acclaimed filmmaker Jahnu Barua for several years before making films, including the Assamese film Ejak Jonakir Jhilmil (A Thousand Fireflies Sparkle) in 2007. In 2009 he made the documentary – Angel of the Aboriginals: Dr Verrier Elwin. This documentary has been selected to several international film festivals, including the Bollywood Beyond Film Festival in Germany and the IUAES (International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences) in Turkey.
The story of ‘God on the Balcony’ (বেলকনিত ভগৱান) revolves around a remote village. It narrates the story of why a family has to carry a corpse on a cycle for cremation.