Jahnu Barua

Jahnu Barua ( Assamese: জাহ্নু বৰুৱা, Jahnu Baruvā; born October 17, 1952 in Lakowa, Assam ) is an Indian film director. He is considered the most accomplished director of the Assamese film.


Barua studied at the Gauhati University and the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune, where he in 1974 obtained a graduate degree in directing. He then worked for Indian Space Research Organisation and produced children's programs for the Satellite Instructional Television Experiment ( 1975-76 ) in Ahmedabad.

His feature film debut Aparoopa (1982 ) was the first NFDC -funded Assamese film. He plays in the top layer of the colonial tea planters in Assam. In addition to Suhasini Mulay, which took over the title role, played by Girish Karnad.

In Papori (1986) and Halodiya Choraye Baodhan Khaye (1987 ) Barua themed current political problems in the early 1980s in Assam. Halodiya Choraye Baodhan Khaye is far Baruas known film. It has been shown, among other things at the Locarno International Film Festival, where he received a prize from the Ecumenical Jury. His next movie Banani (1989 ) shows the difficulties of the tribal population against illegal logging in their forests of work because corrupt local politicians have conflicting interests. The cold side of the modernization verbildlich Barua in Hkhagoroloi Bohu Door ( 1994) on the example of an old ferryman who loses his for generations in his family exerted employment through the construction of a bridge

In 1993, Barua chairman of the Indian Film Directors' Association.

After the medium length of the Children's Film Society of India produced family film Tora (2004) turned Jahnu Barua 2005 Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara - a film drama with Anupam Kher in the lead role and as a producer - his first full-length Hindi film. His current project Har Pal is a commercial love story - also in Hindi - Isha Koppikar with and Preity Zinta in supporting roles.

Several films Baruas were awarded National Film Awards.