Script by Assam’s Rajdweep wins heart of Aamir Khan, Rajkumar Hirani

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Aiyushman Dutta

Assam’s state award winner lyricist and script-writer Rajdweep has won the fourth best award at the first edition of the Cinestaan India’s Storytellers Contest which was announced on Monday by Aamir Khan in Mumbai. Aamir was the jury member of the contest along with writer-director Rajkumar Hirani and screenwriters Anjum Rajabali and Juhi Chaturvedi. “It’s a great moment for me to receive the award from none other than Aamir Khan. I have been a big fan of Aamir Khan. Prior to this I never been to Mumbai and I always had the believe that I will come to Mumbai when the city would call me. I’m happy that it happened that way,” said Rajdweep. He received Rs four lakh.

 

The contest witnessed entries from more than 3,500 aspiring screenwriters from across India. The total prize amount was Rs 50 lakh. Not only the winners received their cash prizes, they will also get an opportunity to pitch their scripts to studios and production houses. Cinestaan India’s Storytellers Contest, launched by Cinestaan Digital Pvt Ltd, is India’s biggest script contest to date. Apart from cash prizes worth Rs 50 lakh, some of the best scripts shall be included in the Cinestaan Script Bank – a treasure trove that studios and production houses can delve into and directly liaise with the selected writers, who often find it difficult to get their work across.

 

Rajdweep who made his debut as a script-writer with ‘Khel – the Game’, an Assamese move by Ashok Kumar Bishoya in 2015. He has also penned a number of scripts for popular plays which have been staged across the State in various theatres. He has also already written songs for Konkona Sensarma directed ‘A Death in the Gunj’ and ‘Jagga Jasoos’ of Anurag Basu. Rajdweep award winning script ‘ISHQLOGY’ deals with an interesting conflict between trust and science. It has been a beautiful love story blended with some real incidents those occurred in different parts of India. Apart from this Ticket-to-bollywood Award, Rajdweep has been the first lyricist from Assam who wrote song for bollywood films. He has been the lyricist of “jiri jiri’ 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 & Music by Nucleya for MTV dewarist. Rajdweep started writing songs from his college days. Later he started his career as a journalist in a reputed Assamese daily where he continues to work. He stepped into the field of entertainment as a lyricist and then into the field of mobile theatre as the youngest playwright soon. He brings out new wave in mobile theatre industry by his innovative ideas & stories.

Meanwhile, he also put his mark on the big screen with the popular Assamese film ‘Khel- The Game’, for which he wrote the script, dialogues, and the screenplay.

 

In spite of being a newcomer in the industry, Rajdweep found a fair space in unique mobile theatre industry of Assam. He has written superhit assamese plays like ‘Boliya Krishna’, ‘Breaking News’, ‘Bonoriya’, ‘Akou Edin’. Bauli Mur Priya’ etc for various leading mobile theatre troupes. Rajdweep also has to his credit some of the most popular songs of the Assamese film industry, including ‘Pokhi Pokhi Mon Mur’, ‘Khuje Khuje Jibon’, ‘Bixakto Suma’, ‘Nonsense Hridoye’, ‘Likhi Likhi Gola’ etc. He penned songs for popular assamese films like ‘Rowd’, ‘Bahniman’, ‘ Raag’, ‘Dur’, ‘Nijaanor Gaan’, ‘Ahetuk’, ‘Deuka’, ‘Dooronir Nirola Poja’, ‘Raktabeej’, etc. After having a magical career in Assam both in films and mobile Theatre, now Rajdweep’s step into Bollywood really makes all of us happy and hopeful. Expecting a lot from this young writer.