GUWAHATI- Royal School of Communications & Media (RSCOM), Royal Global University (RGU) in association with River Talks, RGU, organized an interactive session with actor, director, and producer Kenny Basumatary on 24th June (today) in the premises of RGU. The session was attended by Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. (Dr.) S P Singh, Senior Professor PJ Mahanta, RSCOM Assistant Professor and head of the department Ms. Florence Handique Rabha, along with faculty and students of the university. The interactive session was moderated by RSCOM Assistant Professor Manaswinee Mahanta.
While interacting with the students, Basumatary narrated his struggles before making his name in the industry and answered many questions asked by the faculty and the students. Speaking about the big digital platforms like Amazon or Netflix and commercial viability of small-scale regional language films, Basumatary said, “In case of Assam, for independent filmmakers Reel Drama is a great alternative choice.”
Accepting a divide between urban and rural audience in the state, he said, “I don’t target any of these set of audience specifically while making my films, but films reach their niche by virtue of the story.”
The Vice Chancellor of the university while addressing the session said that he prays that Kenny Basumatary’s name should come amongst best five film directors of India. He appreciated Kenny’s films and thanked him for interacting with RGU students.
RSCOM HOD Florence Handique Rabha narrated her stories with Kenny Basumatary when they used to work together in a TV News channel before Kenny ventured into films. She said, “Kenny is a pleasant human being.”
It needs to be mentioned that Kenny has directed Local Kung Fu 1 & 2 and Suspended Inspector Boro – all available to watch on the Reeldrama app. His 4th film- Local Utpaat has proven to be a huge box office success, grossing more than 1 crore, and becoming the 5th highest earner among Assamese films.