Ratan Sil Sarma, a self-taught filmmaker in Assam, has pulled off something rare. Sarma and his all-Assamese unit have successfully completed a full-fledged Hindi feature film ‘Pepper Chicken’ which is streaming on OTT platform SheemaroMe.
All the cast and crew are from Assam and even the locations were in Assam. The psychological thriller has received encouraging reviews from critics all across the country.
“Why not?” Sarma told The News Mill when asked why he decided to make the film in the Hindi language. “No one tried to make similar to this seriously before. Nothing is impossible. If Hindi films can be made in Indore, Bhopal, Chandigarh or Bangalore, why not in Guwahati,” he added.
The 92-minute road thriller features a well-known model and actor Dipannita Sharma, Boloram Das, Baharul Islam, Ravi Sarma, and Monuj Borkotoky.
‘Pepper Chicken’ narrates the tale of a car ride gone awry, as a cab driver and his female passenger engage in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Who emerges victorious in this sinister chase forms the crux of the film.
“Everything is a challenge if you want to do good work… Initially, though I was not that confident as we are not natural Hindi speakers, our producer K Zaman motivated and boosted the confidence to carry forward the project with Hindi,” Sarma reckoned.
He further added: “But we had to ensure that it shouldn’t come out as a local product. We made the film for the audience pan India or abroad, so we had to be careful about the quality of the film.”
On getting positive reviews on his first major project as a director, Sarma said he is happy and excited.
Reference: The News Mill