National Award-winning filmmaker Rima Das’ fourth Assamese feature, Tora’s Husband had its Trailer launch in her hometown Assam on 17th of February.
The film had its World Premire at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival followed by its Asia Premiere at the 27th Busan International Film Festival and Indian Premiere at 28th Kolkata International Film Festival.
The writer-director-producer made the film independently, with a small crew. The film featuring Abhijit Das and Tarali Kalita Das in the lead roles, is a story of a loving father and a kind neighbour, who struggles to keep his small-town business afloat while his relationships deteriorate, amidst loss and lockdowns. Shot during the lockdown, the film depicts life in a small town during the pandemic.
Excited about the Trailer launch, Rima says, “Tora's Husband is a very personal film. I started observing how the pandemic was affecting different people and me, and the film evolved. It is not just a story about Tora's Husband but a reflection on life, love and loss. I'm so glad that people can now watch the trailer and get a glimpse into their worlds.”
Loss and lockdown, life and death - like everywhere around the world, a small-town businessman in Assam is grappling with uncertainty and restlessness. With a worldview unlike those living around him, he strives to be a better version of himself and expects the same from those around him. He sometimes gets aggressive and sometimes reasons with love and patience. But his expectations are crushed time and again. Juggling with his underperforming business and strained personal relationships, he tries to find motivation within to keep going.