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International Awards-winning Hindi short film — “Sorry,” entirely made by an Assamese team, is the first of its kind to premiere on Disney+ Hotstar.

Barsha Rani Bishaya and Ravi Sarma starrer “Sorry,” directed by Mirza Arif Hazarika, written by Jyotsna Neog, is premiering on India’s leading OTT Platform — Disney+ Hotstar this Friday, December 3, after earning a bunch of international awards.

Rohit Choudhury, Spandan Barthakur and child artist Aaraf act as the supporting characters in this short film.

The writer and the director told Just Guwahati Things that they aimed towards bringing Assam’s entertainment industry on the national map through their creation. We can evaluate that they are successful with their vision as the short film is premiering on the nation’s leading OTT Platform, Disney+ Hotstar this Friday.

The short film already made its mark internationally by earning 5 international nominations and winning 2 of those. It became the finalist of Argenteuil International Film Festival, Auber International Film Festival and Lacorne International Festival in Paris and won the awards in Tagore International Film Festival and World Film Carnival in Singapore.

Mirza Arif Hazarika

The Astittwa-famed writer-director, Mirza Arif Hazarika had an exclusive interview with Just Guwahati Things, where he answered a few questions:

Q. Would you give our readers a brief synopsis of the short film—“Sorry”?

Hazarika: Sorry is a blend of art & reality. A story that most of us someway or the other have experienced. It is a journey that our audience would do as the film proceeds. It is about love, aspirations, expectations & concerns that we have in any relationship and so on.

Q. After “Astittwa” you made this film in Hindi, what was your thought process behind it?

Hazarika: Well I am a content creator. Honestly when I think about any of my creations language doesn’t matter much. However, Making Sorry in Hindi was a collective thought and a decision that my producer, writer & I have taken. The story was written in Hindi with an aim to tell another story along with the main story of the film. And that story is all about letting everyone outside Assam know that talent & capabilities our very own actors, technicians & musicians have and what they can actually achieve if they join hands together as a team with the content creators. We have just begun this story and hoping many more would be written in times to come.

Q. How was your experience working with stars like Barsha Rani Bishaya, and Ravi Sarma?

Hazarika: Well… Barsha Rani Bishaya & Ravi Sharma are indeed experienced actors of our industry and I have immense respect for them and they value it too. So, we all worked as a abled team of artists in this film. When camera was on I was their director and they were my actors, characters rather and behind camera also we all were involved in discussing how to better the next scene or dialogue. So, this is how was my experience with them and I think they enjoyed working with me as much as I did.

About “Sorry”:

Under the banner of Guwahati based, Pentagon Productions, “Sorry” is an award-winning short film, directed by Mirza Arif Hazarika and produced by Monika Khullar.

Starring Ravi Sarma and Barasha Rani Bishaya in the lead role and supported by Rohit Choudhury, Spandan Barthakur and child artist Aaraf, “Sorry” has claimed 5 international nomination and won two of them.

The screenplay of the flim is done by the director himself, whereas considered as the soul of any movie ‘the story’ and ‘the dialogues’ is written by debutant writer—Jyotsna Neog.

The visual storyteller, Chandra Kumar Das, did the cinematography of the film, while to soothe our ear, Ahir Bhairab, composed the music of the short film.

Bring the film into it’s final form, award winning editor of Assam, Jhulan Krishna Mahanta, did the the editing of the film.

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