Jahnu Barua

                                                     The Man with his Magic Touch

                                                                     Jahnu Barua


                                          





Jahnu Barua (Assameseজাহ্নু বৰুৱাHindiजाहनू बरूवा) (1952– ) is a multiple national and international award-winning Indian film director from Assam who belongs to Tai-Ahom community.[1] He has directed a number of Assamese and Hindi films, and along with Bhabendra Nath Saikia was one of the pioneers of Assamese Art cinema. He is best known outside Assam for his Hindi film Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara, a drama which uses the principles of Gandhism for its thematic backstor

Born17 October 1952 (age 61)
Sibsagar, Assam, India

Filmography

YearTitleEnglish TitleLanguageDirectorProducerWriterEditor
1982AparoopaExpectationAssameseYesYesYesYes
1986PaporiAssameseYesYes
1987Halodhia Choraye Baodhan KhaiThe CatastropheAssameseYesYes
1990BonaniThe ForestAssameseYesYesYes
1992FiringotiThe SparkAssameseYesYesYes
1995Xagoroloi BohudoorIt’s a Long Way to the SeaAssameseYesYesYesYes
1998KuhkhalThe Price of FreedomAssameseYesYesYes
2000PokhiAnd the River FlowsAssameseYesYesYes
2003Konikar RamdhenuRide on the RainbowAssameseYesYesYes
2004ToraTora’s LoveAssameseYesYes
2005Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin MaraI Did Not Kill GandhiHindiYesYes
2010Mumbai Cutting (Anjane Dost segment)HindiYes
2012BaandhonWaves of SilenceAssameseYesYesYes
2014Ajeyo[2]InvincibleAssameseYes
UnreleasedHar PalEvery MomentHindiYesYes

Television

  • Adhikar (Right, 1988)
  • Ek Kahani (One Story, 1986)

Awards

Jahnu Baruah has received the following awards:

National Film Awards

Chicago International Film Festival

Brussels International Independent Film Festival

  • 1996: Best Director for Xagoroloi Bohu Door

Fukuoka International Film Festival

Fribourg International Film Festival

  • 1996: Audience Award for Xagoroloi Bohu Door
  • 1996: Award of the Pestalozzi Children’s Village Foundation for Xagoroloi Bohu Door

Locarno International Film Festival

  • 1988: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury – Special Mention for Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai
  • 1988: Silver Leopard for Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai

Singapore International Film Festival

Mumbai International Film Festival

Sarhad (NGO)

  • 2012: 1st Bhupen Hazarika National award

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