NEW DELHI, April 7 - Maj Rati Keteki was adjudged the best Assamese feature film at the 64th National Film Awards 2016, which were announced here today.
The film, directed by Santwana Bordoloi and produced by Udara Films, showcases how past affects the present, if not by choice then by chance. The film gets Rajat Kamal award that carries a prize money of Rs 1,00,000 each to the producer and director.
The 64th National Film Awards 2016 were announced by the chairpersons of the juries on feature films, non-feature films, best writing on cinema and most film-friendly state award.
In a rare honour, Assamese actor Adil Hussain got a �Special Mention� from the jury for his works in the Hindi film Mukti Bhawan and Maj Rati Keteki. �Two different characters, one same actor� was how his work was described.
Another film from Assam, Haanduk, produced by Mayamara Production and directed by Jaicheng Jai Dohutia, has been selected for Rajat Kamal as the best feature film in Moran language. The film captures the essence of waiting with the problem of insurgency as a backdrop.
The Nargis Dutt Award for best feature film on national integration was given to Assamese film Dikchow Banat Palaax. The film, directed by Sanjib Sabhapandit and produced by Canvascope, brings out �oneness of our feelings amidst differences�.
On the other hand, the Indira Gandhi Award for best debut film of a director was given to the Bengali film Alifa, directed by Assam-based filmmaker Deep Choudhury and produced by Amaan Ahmed. The film brings out the nuances of a very complex socio-environmental problem.