Jahnu Baruah

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Internationally acclaimed Filmmaker Jahnu Baruah have made the following Films

Har Pal (2007)

Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara (2005)

Tora (2004) aka Tora's Love (International: English title)

Konikar Ramdhenu (2003) aka Ride on the Rainbow (International: English title)

Pokhi (2000) ... aka And the River Flows

Kuhkhal (1998)...aka The Price of Freedom

Xagoroloi Bohu Door (1995) aka It's a Long Way to the Sea

Firingoti (1992) aka The Spark

Banani (1990) aka The Forest

Adhikar (1988) TV Series aka Right

Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai

Ek Kahani (1986) (TV) aka One Story

Papori (1986)

Apeksha (1984)

Aparoopa (1982)

and has won the following various awards at national and international level.Fribourg International Film Festival, Audience Award and Award of the Pestalozzi Children's Village Foundation for: Hkhagoroloi Bohu Door (1995)Locarno International Film Festival Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention and Silver Leopard for: Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai (1987)

    • National award- Best Children Film for Tora 2003
    • National award- Best Regional Film for Kushal (1998), Kanikar Ramdhenu (2002) and Aparupa(1982)
    • National award- Best Regional Film, GETZ Prize( 31st Chicago Interntnl. Film Festival ), Pri Do Public Award (Best Film:Nantes Film festival,France) for Saagaraloi Bahu Door (1995)
    • National award- Second Best Film for Phiringati (1991)
    • National award- Best Film, Second Best Film ( Locarno Interntl. Film Festival ) and Swarn Kamal award for Haaladhiya Charaye Bawdhan Khaai 1987

“Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara” bagged three awards at the Riverside International Film Festival in California best film, best actor and audience choice at the festival


Jahnu Barua (born in Assam) graduated in Science from Guwahati University with a Diploma in Cinema (Film Direction) from Film & TV Institute India, Pune. He worked as a television producer in Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) under Satellite Instructional Television Expert (SITE) scheme and made several educational television science programmes for rural school children. He produced and directed many short films beforestepping into making feature films.Nine times National Award winner, Jahnu Barua got major national as well as international rdrecognition through his 3 film `Halodhia Charaye Baodhan Khai' (The Catastrophe) that won the National Award for the Best Film (Golden Lotus) in 1988 and several international recognitions including the Grand Prix Silver Leopard and World Ecumenical Award at the Locarno International Film Festival, Best Film at Amien International Film Festival, and Best of Asia at the Tokyo International Film Festival. Another notable film `Hkhagoroloi Bohudoor' (It's a Long Way to the Sea) also won the National Award for the Best Director (Golden Lotus) in 1995, and 15 international awards including World Peace Prize at Chicago International Film Festival, and Best Director at the International Film Festival of Independent Film Makers at Brussels, apart from being invited to as many as 42 prestigious film festivals world wide in a span of two years. His latest film `Maine Gandhi Ko Nahi Mara' (Hindi) is contemporarily one of the most critically acclaimed films. In 2003, he was conferred the Padma Shri by the President of India and the Kamal Kumari National Award for Culture in 2004.

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