Behind the mysterious and inaccessible blue hills of the North East of India, there is a battleground, where brave young men sacrifice themselves for their country, where instead of water, in the rivers flow blood. In the Brahmaputra Valley, in the plains of Assam, this war took a tumultuous turn in the 1990s when the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) declared armed revolution against the Indian state for the land’s sovereignty. It is for the historians to debate the cause and effect of the strife, whether it was a Freedom Movement, or Acts of Terrorism; the resultant effect, however, destroyed a whole generation of Assamese youngsters.
These nine stories survey the aftermath of this devastation, and take a long, hard look on the survivors, the fallen heroes who dreamt of a future that did not materialize and yet, who could not let go of that dream – people who dwell in the wasteland between a lost past and an unrealized future.
Diganta decides to finish it all, during his mission to blow up a bus. Akan returns home 18 years later, only to realize that he no longer belonged there. A cannabis-addict is forced to confront his past, as he shelters a member of the Front at his house. Bidyut comes to meet Nandini, his one true love, on the day of her wedding, to ask why she agreed to marry Mrigen, once his comrade, now a surrendered militant. Biplob leaves Assam and tries to build his life anew when the past catches up. The journey of two revolutionaries mirrors the journey of Sukafa, the first Ahom King, who crossed the Patkai hills to claim this uncharted land. Binoy realizes how his fate is intertwined with the history of the land. Sandeep, an Army Jawan, finds friends in enemies. Aminur meets his long-lost friend Mihir and becomes witness to a terrible prediction.