The makers of ‘III Smoking Barrels’, India’s first multilingual film in real sense of the term, has been released. The film has used dialogues in six languages, including Hindi and English, and has been shot across the Northeast.
The trailer shows that the film focuses on human relationships covering the lives of three troubled people intertwined against a politically charged background. It focuses three issues that beset the Northeast — children caught in conflicts, drug addiction and abuse, and animal poaching and the necessity of wildlife conservation — with each of them exploring a different stage of human life.
The film is written and directed by debutant director Sanjib Dey. It’s a thriller and has been shot across the seven NE states and features dialogues in English, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Nagamese, and Manipuri. III Smoking Barrels will be released on September 21.
“It’s a big moment for our entire cast and crew as we finally launch the trailer of our film ‘III Smoking Barrels’. This film has been really very close to our heart for more reasons than one. The film was filmed over a period of two years set in various politically sensitive locations in Northeast India.”
“There were innumerable hurdles like deaths, accidents, lack of infrastructures and threats but the most difficult hurdle was finding a bunch of fresh actors for various challenging roles. The film speaks about the whole of the Northeast representing the special region which is a warehouse of 8 provinces, more than 200 dialects, huge ethnic diversities, rich natural resources and yet encompassed with many conflicts and hard hitting issues,” said Dey.
Here is the trailer.
Sanjib Dey had been nominated for the Grand Newcomer Award at the 66th International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg in Germany in 2017.
Prominent Bollywood singer Papon, known for his work in numerous Bollywood films, has rendered vocals for two songs in the film. Multiple award-winning music composer and choir conductor from Rome, Michele Josia, who is known for his work in both Italian and American films, and National Award winning music composer Anurag Saikia have provided the original score for the film.
‘III Smoking Barrels‘ has travelled to many top International Film Festivals winning audience accolades and multiple awards along the way. These include the Silver Palm Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 12th Mexico International Film Festival 2018 and Best Film (another language) at the Prag Cine Awards 2018 among several others.
Starring Indraneil Sengupta, Subrat Dutta, Shiny Gogoi, Siddharth Boro, Mandakini Goswami and Amrita Chattopadhyay among others, the film has been produced by Amit Malpani.