NEW DELHI, May 19 – Debajit Changmai has made Assam proud today after he bagged the best award for Audiography in the 58th National Film Awards that were announced today. Changmai, an alumni of the Jyotichitraban Film and Television Institute, Guwahati, bagged the award for his re-recording works done for the final sound track for the Hindi film Ishkiya.
Meanwhile, Jetuka Patar Dare has been awarded Best Assamese film for heart-warming portrayal of the rural landscape with focus on the need for self-reliance in the development process.
The film has been directed by Jadumoni Dutta and produced by Md. Noorul Sultan and honoured with Rajat Kamal, which carries a cash award of Rs 1 lakh.
The 58th National Film Awards was announced by chairperson J P Dutta here today at a crowded press conference.
Oinam Doren, a film maker from Manipur bagged the Best Ethnographic Film for his
production Songs of Mashangva, which is in Tangkhul, Manipuri and English. The film has been awarded Rajat Kamal for an insightful foray into the complex and layered life of a ‘song’ and it carries within it for a community. It inquires into the shared critical history of a community in the specific context of an overarching missionary presence and how it has affected their lives.
The jury appreciates it for the courageous, yet poetic exploration of the subject from the ethnographic perspective, said Dutta.
Director Bachaspatimayum Sunzu, also from Manipur, bagged the best Science and Technology Film for his film Heart to Heart. The film produced by Rotary Club Imphal was awarded for a very well constructed reality with an engaging dramatic sensibility that depicts the grimness of natural health maladies. It guides the viewer through emotions and playful spirit of the child.
With the help of medical awareness, the film enlightens viewers with awareness of congenital heart defect and its promising treatment. The film has been honoured with Rajat Kamal.
Another production from the North-east, The Zeliangrongs in Manipuri and English has won an award in the Special Mention category. The film directed by Ronel Haobam has won the award for its well-researched endeavour to reflect a composite group of ethnic communities of common origin and socio-cultural background, which highlights the rich cultural heritage and the tribes’ traditional way of life, which is on the brink of extinction.