The Assamese film industry is behind in distribution, numbers, and budget compared to other regional film industries like Kerala, Maharashtra, Kolkata, and Tamil Nadu. And hence, investors stay away from producing films that do not have much production value and have chances of less viewership. But independent filmmakers from Assam do not want to compromise with their unconventional storytelling vision. They are making films that are either self-produced or funded by an independent producer. The filmmakers do not wish to consider interference from any production house. Here, we listed the top ten award-winning Assamese films for you to watch.
Village Rockstars, a coming-of-age drama Assamese film, is directed by Rima Sen. The film was India's official entry to the Oscars in 2018. The film revolves around a 10-year-old girl named Dhunu, who dreams of owning a real guitar. Village Rockstars also premiered at the 2017 TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival). Flying River Films distributed the film.
A 2019 Assamese feature film Aamis, is directed by Bhaskar Hazarika Bio coming soon... >> Read More... . The film revolves around the lives of two people, a doctor, Nirmala (played by Lima Das Bio coming soon... >> Read More... ), and a Ph.D. student, Sumon (played by Arghadeep Baruah Arghadeep Baruah is an actor born on January 1, 19 >> Read More... ). They find a mutual interest in exploring the taste of different types of meals. The film gradually moves on to themes of dark psyche and cannibalism, with an ending that haunts.
A 2015 Assamese feature film Kothanodi, is directed by Bhaskar Hazarika. First screened at 20th BIFF (Busan International Film Festival), the film is on indigenous and traditional folktales of Assam, compiled by Lakshminath Bezbaroa, the literary giant from Assam. Kothanodi stars , Adil Hussain Adil Hussain is a prominent Indian television, fi >> Read More... , and Zerifa Wahid Zerifa was born in the year 1979 in Lakhimpur, Ass >> Read More... in the lead roles.
A 2014 Assamese drama film Ajeyo, is directed by Jahnu Barua Jahnu Barua, an Assamese Filmmaker, born on 17 Oct >> Read More... . The film revolves around the struggles of a revolutionary and honest youth Gajen Keot, in fighting against the social evils in rural Assam during the Indian freedom movement. In the 61st National Film Awards The National Film Awards gets presented every year >> Read More... , the film was awarded the Best Feature Film in Assamese. In the 2014 Prag Cine Awards, the film won the Best Film award.
A 2017 Assamese drama film Maj Rati Keteki, is directed by . The film revolves around a renowned writer Priyendu Hazarika inactive for more than ten years, who returned to the town where he started his journey of being a writer. Adil Hussain won the National Film Award – Special Mention (feature film) at 64th National Film Awards for his brilliant acting performance in the movie.
A 2018 Assamese drama film, Calendar, is directed by Himjyoti Talukdar. The film revolves around a retired teacher Hitesh Kakati and his wife in Assam, whose life changes because of a few circles on the calendar. In Prag Cine Awards North East 2018, the film receives as many as seven awards in different categories. At the 2nd Guwahati International Film Festival, Arun Nath Bio coming soon... >> Read More... (lead cast) won the Jury Special Award for his brilliant performance in the film.
A 2018 Assamese drama film, Bokul, is directed by Reema Borah. The film is about Raktim, a man who returned to his homeland in the Brahmaputra valley after five years to attend a wedding. He witnesses changed values and the displacement of people in the city. At the Mumbai film festival MAMI, the film was selected in the India story section. In the 2018 Prag Cine Awards, Reema Bora won the Best Director Award.
A 2018 Assamese drama film, Xhoixobote Dhemalite, is directed by Bidyut Kotoky Bidyut Kotoky is an Indian film director and scree >> Read More... . The film is about young children witnessing brutality around them and growing up in violent times. At Treasure Coast International Film Festival in Florida, the film received five nominations in different categories. At Love International Film Festival in Los Angeles, the film won the award for the best film and two other awards.
A 2017 Assamese feature film, Ishu, is directed by Utpal Borpujari Utpal Borpujari is a highly acclaimed film critic >> Read More... . CFSI (Children Film Society, India) produced the film based on a novel written by Manikuntala Bhattacharya by the same name. At the 65th National Film Awards, the film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film. The film was screened at many film festivals worldwide.
A 2018 Assamese drama film, Bulbul Can Sing, is directed by Rima Das Rima Das is a multi-faceted woman based out Assam. >> Read More... . The film revolves around three teenagers who find themselves at odds with the social and moral codes of the village. The film won the Best Feature Film in Assamese at the 66th National Film Awards, Best Director at the 2019 Dublin International Film Festival, and many more. Manoranjan Das, the made lead cast, won the Best Performance- Asian Feature Film Award at the 29th Singapore International Film Festival.