The first poster of one of the biggest films from the North-east, ‘III Smoking Barrels’ was released today. ‘III Smoking Barrels’ showcases at least six languages and highlights some of the biggest issues from India’s the Far East.
The poster shows a gritty and hard-hitting image of three different individuals, a child, a young boy and a man, each one holding a gun in their hands. The film weaves together three of the biggest challenges that people of the North-east face – child trafficking, drug abuse and poaching. Filmed across the north east and capturing the breathtaking scenery of the region, the film has already won accolades.
Director Sanjib Dey who has won the Best Narrative Feature Award at the 12th Mexico International Film Festival 2018 and was nominated for the Grand Newcomer Award at the 66th International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg, Germany in 2017 makes his directorial debut with this film. The lead star cast features an ensemble cast of Indraneil Sengupta, Subrat Dutta, Shiny Gogoi, Siddharth Boro, Mandakini Goswami and Amrita Chattopadhyay.
Writer and director of the film Sanjib Dey says, “The film is not just about one particular state but the whole of the North East. There has never been a feature film made wholesomely 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. But the challenge lay in seamlessly accommodating them all in one film. It is one of the most exciting films of this year because it has the right vibe and some great music.”
Starring Indraneil Sengupta, Subrat Dutta, Shiny Gogoi, Siddharth Boro, Mandakini Goswami and Amrita Chattopadhyay, produced by Amit Malpani and written and directed by Sanjib Dey, ‘III Smoking Barrels’ releases on 21st September 2018.