Director: Sange Dorjee Thongdok
Cast: Phuntsu Khrime, Anshu Jamsenpa
Ratings : *** ½
The film is the first ever made in Sherdukpen—a language spoken by an ethnic group of around 4000 people in Arunachal Pradesh. The audience is obviously not restricted to them. Even the director would not have targeted his film for them in the first place. The language is merely the medium to express his intimate thoughts. Feeling this intimacy through the central character of the film, it certainly comes across as a personal film at many levels—Thongdok’s love letter to the place and its people. (It is also shot very affectionately by Pooja Gupte).
The homecoming plot of the film clearly hearkens back to Ashutosh Gowariker’s Swades (2004). ... Read full review here.