11th International Children's Film Festival Bangladesh 2018


India | 91 | Drama | 2017 | Feature Film (Live Action) | ASSAMESE

Happy-go-lucky Ishu’s world in a remote, tribal village in Assam, Northeastern India, revolves around his friends or Bhalu, his pet puppy. His days are spent with them, and with his favourite Ambika “Jethi” (aunt) . But one day, this happy world of Ishu turns topsy turvy as the village “Bej” (quack), in a conspiracy hatched with Ishu’s another Jethi Bhadreswari, declares Ambika as a witch. Beaten up by the mob and her house burnt down, Ambika vanishes, and no one seems to know where she is. Will Ishu be able to find her? What happened to Ambika?


আসামের ছোট গ্রামে ঈশ্বর প্রসাদ রাভা তার প্রিয় জেঠী আম্বিকার সাথে থাকে। তার ছোট দুনিয়া তার বন্ধু ভালু ও তার কুকুরকে নিয়েই। কিন্তু একদিন সবকিছু উলট-পালট হয়ে যায়। তার আরেক চাচি ভাদ্রেশ্বারী, আম্বিকার সাথে ঝগড়া করে তাকে পেত্নী দাবী করে। গ্রামের মানুষ তাকে ঝাড়ু দিয়ে পিটায় এবং তার ঘর পুড়িয়ে দেয়। এত লাঞ্ছনার পর সে গ্রাম ছেড়ে চলে যায়। এখন ঈশু কোথায় খুঁজে পাবে তার প্রিয় কাকীকে?

Original Language

In a remote, tribal village in Assam, Northeastern India, resides Ishwar Prasad Rabha, or Ishu as everyone calls him. Ishu is about 10, goes to the village primary school, and is always busy with either his friends or Bhalu, his pet puppy. And if is not to be found at home, he is to be found at the house of his favourite Ambika “Jethi” (aunt) next door. Happy-go-lucky Ishu is pampered by his grandmother and uncle and loved by his parents. But unknown to him, dark clouds are descending on this happy world of Ishu


Mr. Utpal Borpujari is an M.Tech in Applied Geology from IIT-Roorkee. He won the Swarna Kamal for Best Film Critic at the 50th National Film Awards of India in 2003. In 2010, he decided to become a filmmaker. Since then, he has made several acclaimed documentary films that have been screened across the world in various film festivals.

Filmography: Mayong: Myth / Reality (Documentary, 2012) Songs Of The Blue Hills (Documentary, 2013) Soccer Queens Of Rani (Documentary, 2014) For A Durbar Of The People (Documentary, 2014) Memories Of A Forgotten War (Documentary, 2016) Ishu (Feature, 2017)

Screening Schedule

  • 28 Jan
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy


  • 29 Jan
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Shawkat Osman Hall

    Central Public Library, Shahbag

  • 1 Feb
    02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Goethe Institut

    Road 8, Dhanmondi

Credits and Casts

Manikuntala Bhattacharjya
Utpal Borpujari
A. Sreekar Prasad
Children’s Film Society, India
Sumon Dowerah
Leading Casts
Name of the Actor Character Name Kapil Garo Ishu Tonthoingambi Leishangthem Devi Ambika Bishnu Khargharia Bej Dipika Deka Radha Chetana Das Bhadreswari

Exhibition & Award History