The mighty pen of a young writer makes Assam proud

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Passion has the power of tide. The love for the silver screen could not stop a young soul of Dhing, a small town in Nagaon District of Assam from dreaming. Born in 20th September, 1986, this boy Rajdweep always had the wish to be a writer. After finishing his schooling from Dhing, this aspirant moved to Guwahati, where he completed his master degree in economics from Cotton College. Later, he did his master in mass communication & journalism under Gauhati University.

So how did the young aspirant touch the rope of his desired sucess? The story is enticing indeed! He was always confident about the fact that his Cinestaan India’s Storytellers Contest, launched by Cinestaan Digital Pvt Ltd, which is India’s biggest script contest to date was the gateway of Rajdweep’s dreamland. The contest witnessed entries from more than 3,500 aspiring screenwriters from across India. No wonder fortune favoured the brave who never let his dream go even though there was not a single cinema hall in 30km radius of his village where he could not avail various kinds of aminities to nuture his passion. Rajdweep won the fourth best award at the first edition which was announced recently by Aamir Khan in Mumbai. Aamir Khan was the jury member of the contest along with writer-director Rajkumar Hirani and screenwriters Anjum Rajabali and Juhi Chaturvedi. It was a moment of pride and gratification as India Today magazine featured the local lad in ‘Young Leaders’ section for his dream journey from Assam’s unique mobile theatre to India’s biggest script contest win. Being an ardent admirer of the Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, it was a moment to cherish life long for Rajdweep to receiving the award from him.

Rajdweep’s award winning script ‘ISHQLOGY’ deals with an interesting conflict between trust and science. It contains a beautiful love story blended with some real incidents occuring in different parts of India.
He started his career as a script writer with ‘Khel – the Game’, an Assamese movie by Ashok Kumar Bishoya in 2015. He is the first lyricist to write Assamese song in Bollywood movies. He has been the lyricist of “Jirijiri’ song of the film ‘A death in the Gunj’ and the Bihu song of ‘Jagga Jasoos’. He also penned the much talked song ‘Memories’ which was sung by Papon for MTV The Dewarists. He has also written a number of scripts for popular plays which have been staged across the State in various theatres. He has a contribution in bringing a wave of novelty in the globe of mobile theatre industry in Assam. Assam has also seen his flair as a lyricist. He has to his credit some of the most popular songs of the Assamese film industry, including ‘PokhiPokhi Mon Mur’, ‘KhujeKhujeJibon’, ‘Bixakto Suma’, ‘Nonsense Hridoye’, ‘LikhiLikhiGola’ etc. He penned songs for popular assamese films like ‘Rowd’, ‘Bahniman’, ‘ Raag’, ‘Dur’, ‘NijaanorGaan’, ‘Ahetuk’, ‘Deuka’, ‘DooronirNirolaPoja’, ‘Raktabeej’, etc. For his lyrical excellence, Rajdweep has been awarded with Assam State Film Award for Best Lyricist in 2018 for the film ‘Dooronir Nirola Poja’ (2017). Right now he is working as a journalist in a reputed Assamese daily.
The story is this man with his pen has the serenity of the valleys of Assam which touches human soul invariably.

 

 

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