Jahnu Barua’s Movies

1. Baandhon-2012:

The film focuses on an elderly couple, Dandeswar and Hkawni, who arrive in Mumbai in search of their missing grandson after 26/11 2008 terror attack. The film won the Best Feature Film in Assamese award in the 60th National Film Awards and also won the Best Film award in the Indian Films Competition at the Bengaluru International Film Festival for the year 2012.


2.Konikar Ramdhenu(2003):

Its the story of a childhood gone awry. A boy of 11 called Kukoi runs away from his home In a village and works at a motor garage in the city.The owner of the garag attempts to molest Kukoi one night and the boy,in self-defense,hits the man with an Iron rod killing him on the spot.The boy Is produced before the court which sends him to a State Juvenile home.kukoi is traumatized and goes into a shell.Fortunately, the warden of the home is an understanding man called Biswa Boro who coaxes the boy Into a confession of true circumstances of the painful event.


3.Xagoroloi Bohudoor(1995)


4.Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai(1987):

The Catastrophe is an Assamese film of social genre made by director Jahnu Barua. It won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in 1988 and multiple awards at the Locarno International Film Festival in 1988. It was the third full-length feature film made by Barua.



The story is set in the colonial period in Assam. The film deals with a young woman who has to give up her university education for her arranged marriage with a rich tea-planter. The plantation and its social routine become a prison of boredom for her since her husband completely neglects her for his business. Things get worse when she discovers, outraged, that her marriage was for the sake of wiping off a huge debt owed by her father. She considers herself as having been sold to her husband. Then one day an old classmate, now an army officer, visits them. Depressed, she gets drawn to her ex-lover from whom she seeks fulfillment.


6.Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara(2005)

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