Jahnu Barua

Jahnu Baruah
জাহ্নু বৰুৱা
Born (1952-10-17) 17 October 1952
Sibsagar, Assam, India
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Religion Tai-Ahom
Awards Padma Shri 2003
Padma Bhushan 2015
Website jahnubarua.com

Jahnu Barua (Assamese: জাহ্নু বৰুৱা, Hindi: जाहनू बरूवा) (1952– ) is a multiple national and international award-winning Indian film director from Assam[1] He has directed a number of Assamese and Hindi films, and along with Bhabendra Nath Saikia was one of the pioneers of Assamese Art cinema. He is best known outside Assam for his Hindi film Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara, a drama which uses the principles of Gandhism for its thematic backstory.


Year Title English Title Language Director Producer Writer Editor
1982 Aparoopa Expectation Assamese Yes Yes Yes Yes
1986 Papori Assamese Yes Yes
1987 Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai The Catastrophe Assamese Yes Yes
1990 Bonani The Forest Assamese Yes Yes Yes
1992 Firingoti The Spark Assamese Yes Yes Yes
1995 Xagoroloi Bohudoor It's a Long Way to the Sea Assamese Yes Yes Yes Yes
1998 Kuhkhal The Price of Freedom Assamese Yes Yes Yes
2000 Pokhi And the River Flows Assamese Yes Yes Yes
2003 Konikar Ramdhenu Ride on the Rainbow Assamese Yes Yes Yes
2004 Tora Tora's Love Assamese Yes Yes
2005 Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara I Did Not Kill Gandhi Hindi Yes Yes
2010 Mumbai Cutting (Anjane Dost segment) Hindi Yes
2012 Baandhon Waves of Silence Assamese Yes Yes Yes
2014 Ajeyo[2] Invincible Assamese Yes
Unreleased Har Pal Every Moment Hindi Yes Yes
Upcoming Homing Pigeons[3] Homing Pigeons English Yes Yes



Jahnu Baruah has received the following awards:

National Film Awards

Chicago International Film Festival

Brussels International Independent Film Festival

Fukuoka International Film Festival

Fribourg International Film Festival

Locarno International Film Festival

Singapore International Film Festival

Mumbai International Film Festival

Sarhad (NGO)

See also


  1. Jahnu Barua, an Assamese filmmaker, India-north-east.com
  2. "An Eternal Optimist". The Pioneer. 11 July 2013. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
  3. Homing Pigeons. Internet Movie Database.
  4. "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
  5. "Padma Awards 2015". Press Information Bureau. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  6. "National Awards for five northeast films". The Times of India. Guwahati. TNN. 17 April 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
  7. "60th National Film Awards Announced" (PDF) (Press release). Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  8. Jahnu Barua conferred 1st Bhupen Hazarika Award, Business Standard

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