"Ajan Fakir Saheb", a new Assamese Film is to be released in Mumbai shortly. The film is directed by Ashif Ikbal Hussain. It is a period film based on the life of the great Ajan Fakir who came from Baghdad originally. The film portrays the social, political and economical life in earlier times. The most noteworthy aspect of the film is that it has tried to focus not only on the religious and communal harmony existing at that time but has also tried to show the work culture that was prevalent in Assam at that time.
Ajan Fakir is being portrayed by the great Actor, Bishnu Khagaria. Khargaria is very happy to be portraying the role of the Ajan Fakir. He has said that this is a very unusual character that he is playing and he has worked hard to get into the soul of the character. Jayanta Bhagawati plays the role of a “Moulobi.” Both of them had to learn things like offering “namaj” besides learning some words of Urdu and Arabic to play the characters effectively.
The film has been presented by Samanya films from Tihu and produced by Bani Kalita. Dialogues for the film have been written by Prabhat Goswami while Photography is by Paresh Baruah. The main music direction is by Dhijen Konwar. The music director of the Jikir is Hapeja Begar Chodhury. There is a lot of variety in the music viz. jikir, bihu, naam etc. Sound is by Tauhidur Rahman and the dubbing will be done at Jyoti Chitraban by Deepak Dutta.
Arun Lochan Das