Lachit (the warrior)

Synopsis : Lachit (The Warrior), is an audio-visual documentary on Lachit Barphukan, the greatest Assamese General of the Ahom dynasty. It traces the genesis of the military commander’s ancestry, his charismatic personality, physical prowess, resolute valor, his dexterous skills in diplomacy, his incredible formulations of strategies for naval warfare, and most importantly, his unwavering sense of patriotism. The documentary chronologically narrates the unfolding of events, starting from Lachit’s launching of a series of onslaughts against the invading Mughals, which starts with the battle of Alaboi and decisively ends in the battle of Saraighat, where the Mughals were vanquished.

Director : Parthasarathi Mahanta
Producer : PI Media
Screenplay : Parthasarathi Mahanta
Editor : Rahul Dutta, Hrishikesh Bora

Parthasarathi Mahanta

Parthasarathi Mahanta is a senior Indian Police Service (IPS) Officer servering as DIG, Police Headquarters, Assam. A recipient of several awards and medals, including the President’s Police Medal for Meritorious Service, USA Department of State Medal, All India 1st position in Weapons and Tactics, he is also a reputed writer, a cultural activist and a social worker.

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This film screens as part of the program Lachit (The Warrior) / Viduthalai Part 1
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