New Delhi: In a day when a series of blasts have rocked the two main cities of Assam- Jorhat and Guwahati, finally there is some good news. The 53rd National Film Awards have been announced today and the Assamese film KADAM TOLE KRISHNA NACHE by Suman Harapriya has been declared the best film in regional languages. The Award carries a Rajat Kamal and a cash award of Rs 50,000 with a plaque. The other notable achievement is that Actor Anupam Kher has won the Special Jury Award for his role in the film 'Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara” which has again been directed by a famous by Assamese Director, Jahnu Barua. The other noteworthy winners from Northeast are -1) Best Feature Film in each of the languages other than those specified in Schedule VIII of the Constitution The best feature film in Monpa has been given to “Sonam “which has been directed by Ahsan Muzid. The award was given for picturesque and effective portrayal of contemporary tribal life.
2) The Award for the best Anthropological/ Ethnographic Film is “Spirit of the Graceful Lineage ” (English) which has been produced Bibi Devi Barbarooah and directed by Prerana Barbarooah Sharma. It is an interesting documentation of the unique matrilineal society of the Khasis of Meghalaya.
3) Special mention has been made of Bidyut Kotoky, Director of the film “Bhraimoman Theatre” for its fascinating picture of a cultural sub-world of Assam, capturing true life.