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Cinema has suffered the most in Northeast: III Smoking Barrels director Sanjib Dey

The writer-director's multi-lingual film is due to be released on 21 September 2018.

Sanjib Dey on the sets of III Smoking Barrels

Sonal Pandya

Filmmaker Sanjib Dey, who is making his first feature film with the upcoming III Smoking Barrels, feels that films from the Northeast are making a comeback and the rest of the nation is now taking notice.

Dey, who wrote and directed III Smoking Barrels, said in a statement, “The whole tradition of cinema in the Northeast was quite strong. There was a time when films from this region where highly revered and they did good business too. But with the rise of multiple insurgency movements in the last few decades, I have no doubt that cinema has suffered the most in this region.

"With a relatively peaceful environment now, there seems to be a revival with very strong films coming back into national focus," the filmmaker shared. "That's a healthy sign. I am hoping these good films do good business as well so that the industry here as a whole gets a lift to the next level."

His film stars artistes Indraneil Sengupta, Subrat Dutta, Shiny Gogoi, Siddharth Boro, Mandakini Goswami and Amrita Chattopadhyay. Dey worked on it for two years and shot it at some natural and beautiful locations across three international borders  — Myanmar, Bangladesh and Bhutan. The filmmaker has incorporated six different languages in the film, including Bengali, Assamese, Manipuri and Hindi.

Produced by Amit Malpani, the film is due to be released on 21 September 2018.