The Assam Kaziranga University

Assamese director-actor Aimee Baruah’s “Semkhor” was well welcomed at a number of international film festivals and also helped her win a National Award.

According to the director, “Semkhor” portrays certain customs that set the community apart from other tribes or communities.

However, the movie’s incorrect portrayal of the Dimasa Community’s customs was recognised by various organisations and groups, landing the director in legal jeopardy.

An FIR was filed against the Director by Mahendra Kemprai, the former president of the All Dimasa Students’ Union (ADSU), alleging that the film falsely depicted the traditions, customs, and way of life of the Dimasa Community.

Additionally, the Dimasa Mothers’ Association released a statement denouncing the film for its false representation of the community.

Moreover, it has been requested that the director cut any objectionable scenes from the film.

Aimee emphasised in various press conferences that “Semkhor” is based on actual events and that residents there are denied privileges at their discretion. Reportedly, in reality, it is not true. In a YouTube Reaction Video, Dima Hasao Autonomous Council member Daniel Langthasa also called attention to this.

The film “Semkhor,” on the other hand, has received significant praise at a number of prestigious film festivals.

The Assam Kaziranga University