8 - 17 August 2019

Mishing - (The Apparition)

Mishing - (The Apparition)

Sherdukpen With English Subtitles
International Premiere
Tuesday, August 13, 06.00 PM | HOYTS District Docklands
Togbe Mahajan, a leading member of the Sherdukpen community of Arunachal Pradesh, meets a Manipuri driver RadhaBinode Singh after buying a used vehicle in Assam. When the two men return to Togbe's village, Singh reveals that he is an Army deserter.Togbearranges fresh identity papers for his driver. The outsider stays on in his adopted home and becomes a part of the family. The driver also develops a relationship with Maya, a Sherdukpen widow. He has a brush with Mishing, a local belief that the spirits of dying people can appear before those they love and communicate with them. One day, Singh sees himself dead at the wheels of his own car.Alarmed and baffled, he flees.

Many years later, Abu, Togbe's son, receives a middle-aged visitor. He reveals that he is RadhaBinode Singh. Reminiscing about bygone days, he asks Abu to visithim in Guwahati and collect a precious object that Togbeleft in his custody. He then disappears without a trace.

Abu heads to Guwahati.There, he meets Singh's son. The latter hands over Togbe's possession to the visitor. Abu learns that Singh has been in a hospital in Vellore, southern India, for several months. Who, then, was the man who visited Abu?
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Festivals and Awards
  • 24th Kolkata International Film Festival
  • 23rd International Film Festival of Kerala
  • 11th Bangaluru International Film Festival
  • 10th Indian Film Festival of Bhubaneswar
  • Diorama International Film Festival 2019
  • Itanagar International Film Festival 2019
Director
  • Ms. Bobby Sarma Baruah
Cast
  • Rajib Kro, Tsering Dorjee Khrimey, Mala Goswami, Prem Dorjee Monoji, Prem Dorjee Monoji, Kejang Dema, Lam dima
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