GUWAHATI, Dec 28 � Veteran filmmaker Jahnu Barua�s Assamese film Baandhon has won the �best film� award in the Indian film category at the Bengaluru International Film Festival that concluded last night.
Baandhon received a plaque and a cash prize of Rs 4 lakh.
Talking to The Assam Tribune, Barua said that for him the recognition was a matter of personal satisfaction as well as one that held hope for the Assamese film industry.
�I am happy with the honour, more so because the film is about the common man and his tribulations. The subject it deals with is very relevant in the context of present-day Assam,� Barua said.
Produced by the Assam State Film (Finance and Development) Corporation Limited, the film delivers a telling statement on terrorism and its victims who invariably happen to be the common man.
Last month, the film had opened the feature film section of Indian Panorama at the 43rd International Film Festival of India. It was also screened at the International Film Festival of Kerala and the Mumbai Film Festival earlier this year.
The fifth edition of BIFF was held from 20th to 27th December, 2012.