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Gorkha Film Maker short film TEZ selected at 69th Cannes International Film Festival 2016


Nanda Kirati Dewan
Guwahati : An Eastern Green Pictures production, Assamese language short Film TEZ has been selected under the Short Film Corner section at the prestigious 69th Cannes International Film Festival (Festival de Cannes) which will be held from May 11th to May 22nd 2016 at Cannes, France. The film has been catalogued in the official ‘Short Film Catalog’ for this year’s selection in the Short Film Corner. (Link: http://sub.festival-cannes.fr/SfcCatalogue/MovieDetail/3a7f959c-51bc-48f0-b82f-41c7d636c904 )Also, TEZ has received official selection in the 6th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival – 2016. Adding another feather to the cap, TEZ has been selected at the 16 International Film Festivals to be held in Jaipur from May 15, the short film finds selection among 65 films selected out of 975 films received from 60 countries from 16 different subjects

Tez is directed by Bhaskar Upadhyaya and Prabhat Goswami. The story and script is written by Prabhat Goswami and Producer of the film is Bhaskar Upadhyaya under the banner of Eastern Green Pictures. Chief Assistant Director is Manas Sagra. Pranab Vivek is the technical director and Amiya Ranjan Das is the Director of Photography of the film.

Tez is a short film based on a father who abandons his new born girl child in the want of a boy. The story is based on the backdrop of the 90’s era, when in certain societies a male child meant prosperity and an extra earning hand, and whereas the ‘weaker sex’ was looked down upon. The father associates the birth of a girl with unending responsibilities and liabilities. However, the world turns upside down for the father when he has his moment of realization.

Produced under the banner of Eastern Green Pictures, Tez stars Prastuti Parashar, Angurlata Deka and Giridhar Roy; and Tarali Sarma is the music director of the film. Tez was shot in Guwahati and its outskirts late in 2015. Tez puts forward the message of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ (Save the Girl child, Educate the Girl child) in a very subtle yet cinematic way.

Talking to this correspondent in Guwahati Engineer turned passionate filmmaker Bhaskar Upadhyay said, ‘Selection of TEZ in film Festivals like Cannes Film Festival, International Film Festival,  and Dada Saheb Phalke means  creative efforts and cinematic excellence and experience of Eastern Green Pictures is rewarded. EGP congratulates people of Assam and the North East for this achievement by an regional language Short Film and we look forward for filling the void of the cinema industry of regional movies in the region in the days to come’.

It may be recalled Eastern Green Pictures recently announced its full length Assamese movie ULKA (https://www.facebook.com/UlkaTheFilm/?fref=ts   to be produced by Bhaskar Upahyay and Meghraj Timsina and to be directed by Pranab Vivek. This movie will be first of its kind and audience will find a completely new genre film in regional language which will dubbed in few more regional language and released nationwide among the North Easterner crowd.


SYNOPSIS

Tez is a short film based on a father who abandons his new born girl child in the want of a boy. The story is based on the backdrop of the 90’s era, when in certain societies a male child meant prosperity and an extra earning hand, and whereas the ‘weaker sex’ was looked down upon. The father associates the birth of a girl with unending responsibilities and liabilities. However, the world turns upside down for the father when he has his moment of realization. 

PROFILE OF CORE TEAM

BHASKAR UPADHYAYA (DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER)
 
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Educationally an Engineer, Bhaskar Upadhyaya is a budding film director and producer. A self taught FilmMaker and a quick learner, Bhaskar is a keen observer of life and takes up each day as a challenge to learn something new. He has the ability to portray his ideas in the reel life and bring out the best for the masses. With the aim of creating an environment full of creativity and original thinking, he founded the production house ‘Eastern Green Pictures’ with its office in Guwahati, Assam. Before getting fulltime into the domain of FilmMaking, Bhaskar worked as an engineer with Honeywell and Oracle after completing Computer Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal. He is now the creative head and producer of many tele-serials being telecast in the regional TV channels of Assam and North East. He recently directed a documentary on a NGO (Seneh) that houses destitute woman. This documentary has received much appreciation in creating awareness for such a social cause. Tez is his directorial debut in professional FilmMaking as a director and producer.  Presently, he is working on his next project – An Assamese feature film by the name of ULKA.

PRABHAT GOSWAMI (WRITER & DIRECTOR)


Prabhat Goswami is a well known figure in the Assamese literature and culture arena. As a script writer, he has to his credit innumerable number of dramas, video films, feature films and television serials. His proficiency in concept design and script development is well acclaimed in the regional film industry.  He has also written and directed many award winning dramas. He has been awarded for his literature works by the Assam Sahitya Sabha and many other regional and national organizations. 

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