Welcome to the official website of Assamese sci-fi feature film Avataran. For the first time ever in Assamese cinema, we're bringing to life an adventure filled with special effects and cutting edge technology as never seen before! This website is dedicated to the inspiring journey of how this production came to be. Through this platform, we delve deeper into the essence of "Avataran", exploring its uniqueness, the journey of its creation, and its pivotal role in the global indie filmmaking movement. Join us as we celebrate the dawn of a new era in Assamese cinema, where tradition meets innovation, and stories come alive like never before.
Title: Avataran/ অৱতৰণ
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Family
Language: Assamese with English Subtitles
Category: Feature Film
Duration: 2 hours, 29 minutes
Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor: Tarunabh Dutta
Production, DI, and VFX Work: TD Film Studio
Producer: Tarunabh Dutta
Lead Cast: Pranjal Saikia, Purnima Saikia, Rimpi Das, Saurabh Hazarika, Ananya Parasha, Sameer Ranjan, Govinda Malakar, Sangeeta Pachani, Vishal P. Chaliha, Ronit Raj
Child Artists: Reema Kaif, Devyam Seal.
Music: Nilutpal Choudhury, Dhiraj Dutta
Lyrics: Hriday Parash
Singers: Rupam Bhuyan, Arundhati Bezbaruah, Rimly Bhuyan
Director's & Production Assistants: Himakhi Dutta, Sinmoy Borgohain, Sanjoy Baruah, Lakhi Buragohain, Angshuman Bhattacharya, Parth Deuri, Navanit Nilavh, Jyoti Thakuria, Nitesh Kumar Parbat, Jay Kumar Nath, Dipankar Das, Ronit Raj
Set in the scenic landscapes of Assam, 'Avataran' is a groundbreaking science fiction film that intertwines human emotion, technological marvels, and the repercussions of our choices. The narrative unfolds with Panchi's confrontation with alien robot intruders, leading her to recount a tale from her childhood. As events spiral, the mysterious 'Jio' becomes central to the story, setting off a thrilling adventure against a mad scientist, Dagon, and a race to save humanity with the support of Queen Liya. With unexpected twists, advanced AI, and the looming threat of Earth's destruction, 'Avataran' promises a cinematic journey like no other. the film combines stunning visual effects with a deeply emotional narrative that explores themes of love, sacrifice, and the resilience of the human spirit.
"Avataran" is not just a film; it's a revolution in Assamese cinema. Embarking on a journey that spanned nearly a decade, this film stands as a testament to the passion, dedication, and vision of its creators. It began as a dream in 2011, nurtured by the unwavering commitment of Tarunabh Dutta and his team. Over the years, the project evolved, facing numerous challenges, yet never wavering from its core mission: to create Assam's first feature-length science fiction film.
The significance of "Avataran" goes beyond its captivating narrative and stunning visuals. It represents a bold step forward for Assamese cinema, breaking barriers and setting new standards. As the first of its kind in the region, the film not only introduces audiences to a world of futuristic wonder but also showcases the immense talent and potential of Assamese filmmakers. By blending traditional storytelling with modern cinematic techniques, "Avataran" bridges the past, present, and future, offering a glimpse into the limitless possibilities of Assamese cinema.
"Avataran" is a symphony of diverse themes harmoniously woven together. At its core, the film delves deep into the realms of time travel, introducing audiences to a world where the past, present, and future intertwine. The narrative further expands into the mysterious domain of alien contact, bringing forth the age-old human fascination with extraterrestrial life. Yet, amidst the high-octane action and cosmic wonders, the film remains grounded in its portrayal of human resilience. The characters, especially Panchi, embody the indomitable human spirit, showcasing bravery, determination, and the innate ability to overcome insurmountable odds. This rich tapestry of themes ensures that "Avataran" is not just a film; it's an experience, a journey that resonates with audiences on multiple levels.
"Avataran" is more than just a film; it's a celebration of Assamese culture, heritage, and cinematic potential. By venturing into the science fiction genre, the film breaks conventional boundaries, showcasing the versatility and depth of Assamese storytelling. Furthermore, by integrating local landscapes, traditions, and nuances into a futuristic narrative, "Avataran" offers a unique blend of the familiar and the fantastical.
The film also serves as a beacon of inspiration for aspiring filmmakers in the region, proving that with passion, dedication, and innovation, Assamese cinema can stand tall on the global stage. Through its narrative, technical achievements, and cultural representation, "Avataran" promises to leave an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of audiences, promoting the rich tapestry of Assamese culture and cinema to the world.
In an era where cinema is dominated by colossal budgets and extravagant sets, "Avataran" emerges as a beacon of innovation, challenging the conventions set by giants like Hollywood, Bollywood, and South Indian cinema. TD Film Studio, with its groundbreaking approach to filmmaking, has crafted a visual spectacle that not only rivals but in many aspects surpasses the standards of global cinema.
"Avataran" is a testament to the power of creative vision combined with technical prowess. The film employs a myriad of innovative filmmaking and visual effects techniques, many of which have never been explored in the independent cinema circuit, not just in Assam but globally. Whether it's the expansive fantasy worlds depicting the future, the intricate portrayal of ancient human civilizations, or the mesmerizing visuals of vast armies of futuristic robots, alien races, and even dinosaurs, "Avataran" pushes the boundaries of what's possible in cinema.
The narrative of "Avataran" is larger-than-life, and bringing such an ambitious story to the screen required an equally ambitious approach to visual storytelling. The film takes audiences on otherworldly journeys, from the interiors of alien and futuristic spaceships to vast virtual sets, each meticulously crafted from the ground up. These visuals, achieved using basic tools combined with sheer perseverance, hard work, and a clear vision, challenge the norms of what independent cinema can achieve.
"Avataran" is not just a film; it's a movement. It stands as a symbol of what can be achieved when passion meets innovation. By bringing "Avataran" to a global audience, we aim to inspire filmmakers worldwide, showcasing that with determination, vision, and a bit of ingenuity, the impossible becomes possible. The film serves as a call to action, urging the global cinema community to embrace innovation, challenge conventions, and pave the way for a new era of storytelling.
Cinema has the power to inspire. Through "Avataran" and its accompanying campaign, we aim to ignite a passion for filmmaking among the youth of Assam. By showcasing what's possible with determination, creativity, and a vision, we hope to motivate aspiring filmmakers, writers, actors, and other creative individuals to chase their dreams. The film's journey, from conception to screen, serves as a tangible example of what can be achieved with dedication and perseverance. Furthermore, the campaign's educational components, including workshops and interactive sessions, provide young enthusiasts with the tools and knowledge to embark on their own cinematic journeys.
"Avataran" is a testament to Assamese culture and cinematic potential, breaking barriers by venturing into science fiction. Seamlessly blending local traditions with a futuristic narrative, it showcases the depth of Assamese storytelling.
This film serves as an inspiration for Assam's budding filmmakers, proving that with passion and innovation, Assamese cinema can achieve global acclaim. "Avataran" introduces pioneering 3D animation and digital compositing techniques to Northeast India, setting new cinematic standards.
In today's era where sci-fi movies captivate audiences, "Avataran" stands out with its stunning visuals and innovative storytelling. It's not just a film; it's a cultural milestone for Assamese and Indian cinema, paving the way for future growth in the industry.
The storyline stretches from the very beginning of human civilization to its destruction in the future. An ancient power bought by a highly intelligent and superior Alien race might hold the key to saving mankind.
But when this power resurfaces in the present times, it's closely pursued by the mad scientist Dagon, who is hell-bent on saving the planet earth, by destroying the human race. A little girl Panchi and her family gets entangled with Dagon and Panchi seeks the help of the graceful queen Liya, in order to defeat Dagon, and save her family and humanity from total annihilation.
The plot is a an ambitious multi-layered narrative, and has a story within a story form.
The story begins in the present day where a family is attacked, and the film opens with a heart-pounding confrontation between Panchi, her husband and daughter, and two alien robot intruders in their home. The mother, Panchi, destroys the robots and saves her family using a mysterious obelisk-shaped object called "Jio." Her family demands an explanation. So this thrilling incident prompts Panchi to reveal a story from her childhood and how she obtained the ‘Jio’, opening up a story-within-a-story narrative.
As a child, Panchi's family faces threats from a murder case her father, a lawyer, is handling. To avoid the repercussions of the dangerous trial involving their father, Sanjeeb, Panchi and her younger brother, Raj, are sent to their village home to stay with their grandmother, Purabi, for protection. During their stay, the siblings struggle to adapt to the rural lifestyle but eventually form a bond with their grandmother, Purabi.
One night, Purabi shares the story of her husband's mysterious disappearance years ago, after a meteor crash in the nearby forest. That night, an alien intruder sneaks into the house but the grandmother kills it in self-defense, finding the Jio near its body. She buries the Jio in the backyard.
As the story unfolds, Panchi's brother gets lost in the forest and stumbles upon an old alien spaceship, injuring himself. Panchi, along with their new friend Piklu, searches through the forest. While trying to rescue Raj, Panchi stumbles upon the source of the powerful Jio in the ancient alien spaceship. Panchi unknowingly activates the Jio and this discovery draws the attention of a mad scientist, Dagon, who has been searching for the Jio for centuries.
The Jio is an ancient power given to early humans by an advanced alien race that established the first human civilization of Atlantis. When the Jio resurfaces found by Panchi, Dagon pursues it to destroy humanity. Avataran takes viewers on an exhilarating journey as Panchi and her family become entangled with Dagon and a beautiful queen, Liya, from the ancient alien race. Liya secretly allies herself with Panchi and her family. Together, they embark on a thrilling adventure through time, battling Dagon's forces at every turn in an attempt to protect humanity and prevent history from being rewritten. Panchi must rely on Liya's help to save her family and humanity from Dagon's apocalyptic plans.
During their journey, Panchi and her family learn the true meaning of courage, sacrifice, and love as they face insurmountable odds. Panchi forges alliance with Queen Liya. Panchi comes to understand that the Jio is not just a powerful weapon but also a symbol of hope and a testament to the indomitable human spirit.
In the film's climactic final battle, Panchi and Liya confront Dagon in his stronghold, fueled by the combined power of Jio and the support of her newfound powers. After an intense struggle, Panchi and Liya manage to defeat Dagon, ensuring the future of humanity and preserving the timeline. Panchi succeeds in destroying Dagon, but keeps this a secret on Liya’s request.
In the aftermath, Liya reveals that she must return to her own time, and the Jio must be destroyed to prevent further attempts at altering history. Panchi bids an emotional farewell to Liya, grateful for the extraordinary adventure they shared, getting back her family, and the lessons learned about humanity's resilience and the power of love. Panchi, now an adult, recounts the incredible tale to her own family, passing on the message of hope and the importance of cherishing the present.
However, the story takes an unexpected turn when it's revealed that Liya is not an alien but rather an advanced AI program developed by humanity 200 years in the future. As the earth faces destruction from war, pollution, and environmental disasters, the last human scientists abandoned the contaminated planet to live in a space station, desperately searching for a solution. Dagon is a genius scientist, who teams up with Liya to create a time machine powered by Jio in hopes of changing the course of history.
They go back in time to the very beginning of human civilization, in the hopes of changing the course of history for the better. It turns out that the team of Dagon who pretended to be an ancient alien race and gave humans the Jio did not do so out of kindness. Instead, they wanted to change human history and keep humans under control. But when Dagon realizes that their time-traveling endeavors and interference will only lead to Earth’s destruction, he becomes disillusioned and bitter. Dagon decides to use the Jio's power for his own nefarious purposes, seeking to eliminate humanity entirely and create a new world order under his control. But Liya, realizing the potential consequences of Dagon's actions, rebels against him and opens a black hole to stop him. Dagon ends up in Panchi's time, setting off a chain of events that will change the fate of Panchi, her family, and the world.
In the heart of Assam, TD Film Studio, under the visionary leadership of Tarunabh Dutta, has embarked on a mission that transcends traditional filmmaking. With "Avataran" as its flagship project, the studio has showcased its unwavering commitment to nurturing and promoting local talent, ensuring that Assamese cinema resonates on a global stage.
TD Film Studio takes immense pride in providing a world-class acting platform to over 200 actors and actresses. Remarkably, the majority of these talented individuals made their cinematic debut with our film projects. This initiative is not just about casting; it's about recognizing raw talent, honing it, and providing actors with the opportunities they deserve. Regular camera-specific acting workshops ensure that these actors are equipped with the skills needed to excel, not just in regional cinema, but on any global stage.
The art of filmmaking is vast and multifaceted. Recognizing this, TD Film Studio has established comprehensive training programs for budding directors, visual effects artists, designers, editors, and other key roles in the filmmaking process. Through hands-on workshops, participants are educated in all aspects of filmmaking, from pre-production to post-production. Our commitment to education ensures that every individual is prepared to tackle any challenge they might face in their cinematic journey.
Our initiatives are not just theoretical; they yield tangible results. Many of our past participants have secured esteemed job placements in the film industry, with several kickstarting their filmmaking and acting careers right here with us. Their success stories stand as a testament to our dedication and the efficacy of our programs.
"Avataran" is more than a film; it's a symbol of what's possible when passion meets opportunity. By creating this film, TD Film Studio has not only delivered a cinematic masterpiece but has also provided a platform for countless youths, empowering them to chase their dreams. The film exemplifies how high-quality cinema can be achieved within the constraints of a limited budget and resources. It stands as proof that with determination, vision, and the right training, regional cinema can rival any global production in terms of quality and storytelling.
In the realm of technical prowess, "Avataran" stands as a beacon of innovation and excellence. One of the film's most notable achievements is its extensive use of 3D computer-generated imagery (CGI) shots layered on live video. Comprising almost 80% of the film, these CGI sequences transport audiences to a world of unparalleled wonder and realism.
The decision to incorporate such a high percentage of CGI was not merely a stylistic choice but a testament to the film's commitment to pushing the boundaries of cinematic storytelling. Every visual effect, every animated sequence was meticulously crafted, reflecting the team's dedication to creating a seamless and immersive experience.
Beyond the visuals, the film's sound design, editing, and overall post-production reflect a standard of quality that rivals international productions. The fusion of traditional filmmaking techniques with cutting-edge technology has set a new benchmark for the north-east region, paving the way for future filmmakers to dream bigger and reach higher.
By embracing the latest in cinematic technology, "Avataran" has not only elevated the visual narrative but has also positioned Assamese cinema on the global map, ready to take on the future with confidence and flair. Avataran is one of the best examples of how to produce stunning narrative visual storytelling and presentations utilizing cutting-edge digital technologies. Avataran is a significant step in educating the next generation of filmmakers and digital video content creators.
"Avataran" stands as a testament to the perseverance and dedication of its creators. The journey of bringing this film to life spanned nearly a decade, making it one of the longest-running regional films in development. The idea was conceived as a spark of innovation, aiming to introduce the Assamese audience to the wonders of science fiction, a genre previously unexplored in the region. Over the years, the concept matured, facing numerous challenges, from technical hurdles to financial constraints. Yet, the unwavering commitment of the team ensured that the vision was never compromised, leading to the creation of a cinematic masterpiece.
The main purpose and objective of Avataran movie screening campaign is to raise awareness, engage the audience, receive favorable feedback, and establish a positive reputation. Through public screenings, especially in educational institutions and universities, we intend to attract, inspire, motivate, and educate the younger generation.
Recognizing the potential of "Avataran" as not just a film but an educational tool, we aim to bring it directly to the youth of Assam. This initiative is designed to inspire, educate, and foster a deeper appreciation for regional cinema. To achieve this, we seek funding for:
Writer, Director, Producer
Tarunabh Dutta, an architect by training and a filmmaker by passion, has carved a niche for himself in the world of cinema with over 18 years of experience. Having completed more than 45 diverse projects, ranging from feature films, web-series, documentaries to music videos and commercial ads, his creations have amassed over 3 million views across platforms like YouTube.
His journey into filmmaking began during his architectural studies at the esteemed Sir J.J. College of Architecture. Post his graduation in 2008, Tarunabh ventured into the world of cinema, starting as a storyboard artist for Disney's Bollywood film "Zokkomon". In 2011, he established TD Film Studio, taking on the roles of Founder Director and Producer. His dedication to the craft has seen his works being broadcasted on both regional and national television channels.
A passionate educator, Tarunabh has conducted over 40 filmmaking workshops across Assam's premier educational institutions. His commitment to nurturing talent is evident in his 'Onscreen Acting' Workshops, where he guarantees casting roles to all participants upon completion. To date, he has provided a platform for over 150 budding actors.
Tarunabh's accolades include assisting renowned Film Director Jahnu Barua on the Directorate of Tourism, Assam's Ad Campaign and designing political ad campaigns for the Indian National Congress Party. His short film 'I am not Crazy' clinched the third prize at the Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival in 2013, while 'Lost & Found' made it to the top 25 finalists in Viacom Motion Pictures' 'Cineshorts' Film Competition 2016. His music video ‘Assam Skies’ has garnered international recognition, receiving nominations in six film festivals and winning accolades at the Druk International Film Festival and London International Motion Picture Awards.
A testament to his dedication is his magnum opus, 'Avataran', Assam's first Science Fiction Fantasy Feature Film. A project nine years in the making, it has set a benchmark in the North-east Region of India with its state-of-the-art VFX, 3D, CGI, and Animation shots. Following this, he completed two feature-length projects, ‘My Love is Vengeance’, and ‘Adhorua/Incomplete’ in 2022 and 2023 respectively.
With his wife, Himakhi Dutta, as his sole collaborator behind the camera, Tarunabh's self-reliance is unparalleled. He has single-handedly managed every aspect of his film projects, from scripting to post-production, without external assistance. His contributions also extend to the global community, as an official creator/author member for leading Stock Asset Providers like Shutterstock, Getty Image, Envato, Ponds5, & Adobe Stock.
Tarunabh Dutta's unwavering commitment to his craft, combined with his innovative approach and deep-rooted connection to his heritage, positions him as a luminary in the Indian film industry.
"Avataran" stands as a monumental achievement in Assamese cinema, marking its debut into the realm of science fiction. Creating 'Avataran' has been more than just a filmmaking process; it's been a journey of discovery, resilience, and unwavering belief. When I first conceptualized the film back in 2011, I envisioned a story that would resonate with audiences, transcending boundaries and redefining Assamese cinema. Today, as I look back, I am filled with gratitude for the countless moments of inspiration, the challenges that shaped our path, and the incredible team that stood by me.
Every frame of 'Avataran' carries a piece of my heart, a fragment of my soul. It embodies the dreams and aspirations of a generation eager to make its mark. Through this film, I hope to inspire, to ignite the spark of creativity, and to remind everyone that with passion and perseverance, even the most ambitious dreams can become reality.
Set against the picturesque backdrop of Assam, India, the film seamlessly blends elements of time travel, alien contact, and human resilience, offering audiences a cinematic experience like never before.
‘Avataran' is not just a film; it's a celebration of the indomitable human spirit.
"Avataran" boasts a stellar ensemble of talented actors who bring the riveting narrative to life:
Pranjal Saikia: A seasoned actor known for his versatility, Pranjal plays a pivotal role, adding depth and gravitas to the storyline.
Purnima Saikia: With her emotive performances, Purnima adds layers to her character, making it memorable.
Rimpi Das: A celebrated name in Assamese cinema, Rimpi's portrayal is bound to leave a lasting impact.
Saurabh Hazarika, Ananya Parashar, Samir Ranjan, Govinda Malakar, Sangeeta Pachani, Vishal P. Chaliha: Each of these actors brings their unique flair and dedication to their respective roles, enhancing the film's overall appeal.
Child Artists - Reema Kaif and Devyam Seal: These young talents infuse the film with innocence and charm, making their characters unforgettable.
The Visionary Behind "Avataran":
Tarunabh Dutta: The mastermind behind "Avataran," Tarunabh Dutta wears multiple hats as the Writer, Director, and Producer. His unwavering dedication is evident as he independently oversaw the entire film production and post-production. Every stage of the filmmaking process was meticulously executed in-house from his studio, TD Film Studio. His commitment to the project was further bolstered by the unwavering support of his wife, Himakhi Dutta, who served as the Chief Assistant, and the financial backing from his father, Dr. Nalini Kanta Dutta. Besides this, skilled Visual Effects artists Sayani Mitra, Partha Pratim Chakrobarty, and assistance from the late Sinmoy Borgohain, Lakhi Buragohain, Angshuman Bhattacharya, Navanit Nilavh, and Sanjoy Baruah have helped shape the final movie.
Nilutpal Choudhury and Dhiraj Dutta have composed the music for the film's songs, with assistance from Rakesh Baro. Hridoy Parash has written the lyrics for the songs.
Vocalists: The melodious voices of Rupam Bhuyan, Arundhati Bezbaruah, and Rimly Bhuyan breathe life into the songs, making them resonate with the audience.
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Avataran: The first Sci-fi Feature film of Assam
Premieres in Guwahati on March 25th, 2022 at 4:30 PM
Location : Dr. Bani Kanta Kakati Auditorium, Srimanta Sankaradev Kalakshetra
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