‘Moi Bhagora Nai’ – the untold story

By Amlan Jyoti Saikia

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“Puwar belit, Rod Ejak
Ajuri sau
Duwar Dolit khabar bilai
Bisari Pau
Moi Pahora nai
Moi Bhagora Nai”

This is a story of a protagonist of Indian Cinema.

Meet Mukut Chandra Bhuyan from Nagaon (Assam) – who completed his graduation in Editing from Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, in 1965. Bhuyan was a 3rd batch alumni of the prestigious institute.That time, noted Bengali filmmaker and script writer, Ritwik Ghatak was the vice principal of FTII. Eminent filmmakers like Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Subhash Ghai, Ashrani, Mani Kaul were his batch mates in FTII.

After successfully completing his graduation, Bhuyan had to return back and take up the family responsibility of running Newspaper Agency till today at Nagaon town. He ended up his promising career as newspaper distributor. Since last 53 years, he has been paddling door to door and distributing news papers.

Now, this story has been adapted into a documentary.

‘Chiaroscuro’ – a documentary film has been made based on the life of protagonist Mukut Chandra Bhuyan. The film is directed by young filmmaker Parthajit Baruah. The film chronicles the life of M.C Bhuyan from a young age through a series of life events.

‘Moi Bhagora Nai’ – a sonorous song of the documentary film ‘Chiaroscuro’ has released recently, which was composed and sung by popular singer Joi Barua and penned by Sagar Saurabh.

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