8 - 17 August 2019

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Jahnu Barua


One of the pioneers of Assamese cinema - Mr Jahnu Barua is a critically acclaimed visionary of parallel film-making in Indian cinema. His ardent dedication towards highlighting a common man's issues through his films bagged him 12 National awards for movies like- Aparoopa (1983), HalodhiaChoraye Baodhan Khai (1987), Bonani (1990), Ajeyo (2013) and many more.

Acknowledging his contribution to the film industry, the Government of India honoured him with two of its highest civilian awards - the 'Padma Shri' and 'Padma Bhushan' respectively.

Celebrating the convergence of ground-breaking scripts with ace direction, the veteran filmmaker directed popular Hindi movies namely - Maine Gandhi Ko Nahi Mara (2005) and Mumbai Cutting (2010). His latest release was an Assamese movie titled Bhoga Khirikee (2018), which was the opening film of the 2nd Guwahati International Film Festival, and a debut movie of Priyanka Chopra in the Assamese film industry as a producer.

# Session Date Time Venue
1 Introduction and Q & A with Jahnu Barua: Bhoga Khirikee Thursday, August 15 6:00 PM HOYTS District Docklands
2 Join special guests Jahnu Barua: Blinded by the light - Closing Night Saturday, August 17 7:00 PM HOYTS District Docklands
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