Noise of Silence, the first Bollywood Feature Film on NRC whose entire production was designed in the backdrop of Northeast in general and Tripura in particular is set to be released on OTT platforms soon.
The plot of the film seemingly separate narratives touching one another from time to time through various incidents and interlinks. Out of these two narratives, one explores the journey of a girl, who belongs to Rohingya community of Rakhine State, Myanmar and comes to India to find her mother who got separated from her during Rohingya massacre near Myanmar- Bangladesh border. The other narrative showcases the strife and conflicts faced by a man who struggles to get his and his wife’s name registered in the National Register of Citizens or NRC.
The film is directed by Saif Baidya and Abhijeet Chauhan as the Associate Director. It is produced by Vinay Rai, The SEE Production, Mumbai, Co-produced by Satadeep Saha, SSR CINEMAS Pvt. Ltd, Kolkata. Joysankar Bhattacharjee, Co-Founder, TOTELL, and Sahil Arya of Jar Pictures, Mumbai are the Associate Producers of Noise of Silence.
The lead casts are Firdaus Hassan from Mumbai who is known for his appearances in Sanju, Veer-Zaara, Lakshyaand Mukkabaaz, Puja Jha from Mumbai who had acted in A Bitter Pill, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3, Ek Battey Do, and Jamtara: Sabka Number Ayega(TV Series), Hrishie Raj, an well known actor from Tripura, who acted in several Kokborok and bengali movies named ‘Kwmajak’, ‘Mwkhang’, ‘Bwkha’, ‘Mukhosh’, ‘Satkahon’, Ajay Khundal from Delhi known for appearances in ‘Mardani’ and ‘NCR: Chapter One’, Happy kalizpuria from Mumbai known for ‘Amaanat’, ‘Last Resort’ and Sayantika Nath from Tripura made a devue through this film. Prashant Yadav from Delhi, Minakshi Ghosh, Madhumita Talukdar, and Sagarika Nath Sharma, from Tripura acted in the supporting roles.
The speaking about his first experience in shooting in northeast, the director of the film Saif Baidya said, “I am lucky enough to get my first Hindi feature film to be shot in the land of Joy, Tripura. The culture, the community, the food, the weather, the vibes were so perfect for me to shoot my biggest budget film so far. The associate producer of my film, Mr. Joysankar Bhattacharjee, a senior friend from my college suggested that I should explore Tripura and it worked wonder”
Joysankar Bhattacharjee, Associate Producer added, “this film will be a gateway to the Bollywood industry for the actors and technicians from Tripura. It will be an inspiration for the entire North East region. We look forward to more such projects in future in the North-East making a great opportunity for our regional artists. We hope NOISE OF SILENCE will create some NOISE in the region as well as all over the country“.
A film on the subject, which a years back has shook the whole nation, hope amidst lockdown as it is going to be released on OTT platforms, viewers are going to experience similar jerk.