DIPHU, Sept 23: The muhorot of a Karbi feature film “Hai-i-mu” was held at Taralangso here Sunday. The film will be made by the cultural affairs department of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) at an estimated cost of Rs. 16 lakh in a bid to preserve Karbi tradition and culture. The ceremony was attended by KAAC chairman Longki Timung.
The concept of the story is of former KAAC executive member (EM) Bidyasing Rongpi, who is also script writer. The film is directed by Babu Rongpi.
The story of the film is about a love ballad, where the heroine Hai-i-mu has to leave her husband Long Teron despite having a child as no formalities of marriage were completed and her parents were forced to marry her to another person.
The script writer Rongpi said, “The film will be shot in remote typical Karbi villages. The team will be in West Karbi Anglong to take shots from where the story evolved. There will be few song sequences, but music will be purely traditional.”
Malin Engtipi will play the role of Hai-i-mu, Birsing Bey as Long Teron and Dilip Bey as Bordili (Longdili). Bidyasing Rongpi, Samili Terangpi, Raju Rongphar and Maloti Rongpipi will play other roles.