Prarthana Goswami, the young filmmaker from Tezpur is winning all the accolades by establishing herself at the international level and bagging five international awards through her short film titled ‘The Wait’.
She is the daughter of senior advocate and social worker, Madhurjya Goswami and Mita Nangia Goswami of Kumargaon area, Tezpur.
Along with the five international awards,
‘The Wait’ has also been selected for 11th Pune Short Film Festival, 16th Tasveer South Asian Film Festival, 8th Goa Short film festival, New Generation Independent Indian film festival, International Kolkata Short Film Festival, Lifft Indian Filmotsav, Awards World CineFest etc. ‘The Wait’ has also been selected in an Oscar Qualifying Festival- Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture series.
The short film highlights some of the social and political issues of Assam; issues which have hardly found their place in the national imagination. It is produced by Prarthana Goswami under the banner Kahua Bon production.
Prarthana did her schooling at Army Public School, Tezpur and Delhi Public School, Numaligarh. She took her graduation degree in History from Indraprastha College for Women. She started her career as an Assistant Director in films like ‘Aisha’, ‘Band Baajaa Baraat’, ‘Delhi in a Day’, ‘Ladies vs Ricky Bahl’. She has also worked as a script and edit supervisor with the famous Bollywood Director Kabir Khan on the following projects; ‘Phantom’, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, ‘Tubelight’, ‘The Forgotten Army’, ’83’ (releasing on December 24).
After working in Bollywood, for the last ten years, Prarthana finally went on to independently write, direct and produce her first short film in Assam ‘The Wait’ which has won awards, recognition, respect and hearts of everyone.