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Aamis

(Ravening)

Released | 107 minutes | Assamese | Fiction
"Pioneers like director Bhaskar Hazarika have cleverly pushed the genre limits into art house territory." - The Hollywood Reporter

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DIRECTOR

Bhaskar Hazarika has worked extensively in Indian films for over a decade after completing his Masters in Film & Drama from the University of Reading. His debut film 'Kothanodi' won the Indian National Award for Best Feature Film in Assamese, 2015. It also received a Post Production Grant from the Asian Cinema Fund and had it's World Premiere at Busan International Film Festival. He also crowdfunded Rs. 21 Lakhs via 97 backers to make his first film!

With Aamis, his second feature film, Bhaskar explores themes of forbidden love and the curious relationship between food and sex, widely referenced in popular culture as being interchangeable.
Bhaskar Hazarika

PRESENTER

Anurag Kashyap, is a highly celebrated Indian film director, writer, editor, producer, actor known for his works such as Gangs of Wasseypur, Mukkabaaz, Ugly, Manmarziyan, Dev D, Gulaal and Black Friday. Kashyap was awarded the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) by the French government at 2013 Cannes Film Festival. He has also served as one of the jury members at many film festivals including the 2009 Venice Film Festival, 2013 Sundance Film Festival, 13th Marrakech Film Festival, and the 20th Busan International Film Festival.

SYNOPSIS

Nirmali, a married Paediatrician in her late 30s, leads a peaceful but joyless domestic existence in Guwahati, Assam. Her husband, a senior Doctor, spends most of his time doing relief work in surrounding areas, leaving her alone at home to take care of their son. One day, she meets Sumon, a young PhD student researching food habits in northeastern India, who warms up to her in a manner she seems unaccustomed to.

Sumon's work exposes him to the belief that there's no kind of food that can be considered abnormal, and Nirmali is drawn to this idea. The two quickly discover that they have a shared love for food – specifically, meat. Together, they bond over meals comprising unusual meats on platonic dates, although Sumon longs for some sort of physical contact. As Nirmali's tastebuds grow more adventurous, their relationship takes a dark and bizarre turn.
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CAST

ARGHADEEP BARUAH
ARGHADEEP BARUAH
LIMA DAS
LIMA DAS
NEETALI DAS
NEETALI DAS
MANASH DAS
MANASH DAS
SAGAR SAURAV
SAGAR SAURAV

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