MUMBAI: The National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC) has commenced shooting of its film titled As the River Flows. The movie is inspired by a true incident and is written and directed by Bidyut Kotoky, a National award winning filmmaker.
As The River Flows, tells the story of a journalist named Abhijit Shandilya who is caught in a multi-layered world of intriguing happenings in the largest inhabited river island in the world, Majuli, in Assam. The movie, a socio-political thriller, talks of social conflicts and individual commitments in an age where being self centered is the norm.
The cast of the film includes veteran actor Victor Banerjee along with Sanjay Suri, Raj Zutshi, Nakul Vaid, Naved Aslam and newcomer Bidita Bag. The music of the film is by Zubin Garg.
As the River Flows is a bilingual film being made in Hindi and Assamese. While the Hindi version will be named as As The River Flows, its Assamese version will be called Ekhon Nedhekha Nadir Shipaare.
Director Kotoky said, "Initially I had my apprehension regarding NFDC, considering the general conception associated with a government organisation. But I must say, my experience with them came as a pleasant surprise. With my personal experience, I can claim that NFDC still remains the best bet for a newcomer if you have a good story to tell."