Friday 5 July 2013

Cutting Chai with Bhawana Somaaya - Day 143

Jahnu Barua dissolves lines between regions
4.7. 2013, Mumbai

Tomorrow 2012’s National Award winning Assamee film Baandhon (Waves of Silence) directed by 11 time National Award winning director Jahnu Barua will release all over India. This is the first Assamese film to release outside the state with English subtitles. About an elderly couple- Dandeswar and Hkawni whose lives are deeply impacted when their grandson goes missing in the attacks of 26/11 in Mumbai. Baandhon captures the turmoil and the upheavals in their lives and how they come to terms with the void in their lives forever.

Baandhon has received critical acclaim in the film circuit and also awarded by the Indian government. Director Jahnu Barua is the most celebrated Indian filmmaker who has been honoured at every international film festival. Baandhon is a new direction for the filmmaker who with the help of efficient distribution will introduce the finest Assamese cinema to rest of India and begin a new dialogue for regional cinema.

Bhawana Somaaya / @bhawanasomaaya

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