The National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC), the central agency established to encourage the good cinema movement in the country commenced the shooting of its fully produced film titled As the River Flows. The movie, inspired by a true incident, stars Victor Banerjee, Sanjay Suri, Raj Zutshi, Nakul Vaid, Naved Aslam and newcomer Bidita Bag. The film is written and directed by National Award winning filmmaker Bidyut Kotoky.
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. .
Talking about the film Bidyut Kotkoy, the director says, “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.”
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. Well-known Assamese music composer and singer Zubin Garg has composed the music of the film.