2 Assamese films bag National Award – Ronuwa, Jonaki Porua
2 Assamese films bag National Award – Ronuwa, Jonaki PoruaGuwahati: Assamese movie ‘Ronuwa – who never surrenders’ has bagged the National Award in the category of best Assamese film.
The movie was directed by prominent director Chandra Mudoi, who has given many blockbuster films in the past like Suren Suror Putek, Junda Iman Gunda, Soi Gaaor Chompa, and others.
Another Assamese film – Jonaki Porua has also been honored with Jury’s special mention in the feature film category.
Directed by Prakash Deka, Fireflies (Jonaki Porua) is a story based in a remote village in Assam and tells the story of a Trans woman coming to terms with her identity. Deka carefully treads into the story of the protagonist and sheds light on how society treats transgenders.
The 67th National Film Awards was announced in New Delhi on Monday. The ceremony will bestow honors on films and artists for the year 2019.
Speaking to TIME8, Prakash Deka expressed his joy in his achievement. He said, “I am very happy as my first film has been able to make a place in the National Awards. This will inspire me to make more good films”
“I met Milin Dutta, who is the producer of the film, in a marriage ceremony and he put forward the idea of making a film on the particular topic. After that, we decided to go on with the idea and completed shooting in 14 days. Mostly, we shot in Nalbari,” Deka added.
When asked about the hurdles they had to face during the making of the film, he said, “As an independent director, I had to look after everything. Other than the budget part I did not face any kind of problem.”
Saying about his future projects, the director revealed that he had some upcoming projects in hand which he would not name as of now.