|Directed by||Jahnu Barua|
|Produced by||Dolphin Films Pvt. Ltd|
|Written by||Sushil Goswami
|Music by||Satya Baruah
|Edited by||Heu-en Borah|
|Purbanchal Film Cooperative Society|
|Distributed by||Dolphin Films Pvt. Ltd|
|Running time||108 minutes|
Bonani (Assamese: বনানী) is an Assamese language feature film directed by Jahnu Barua. The film stars Sushil Goswami, Bishnu Kharghoria and Monami Bezbaruah. The film was released in 1990. The film is set with an ecological angle and won National Film Award for Best film on environment.
The film centres on a forest ranger who confronts illegal timber merchants and contractors on behalf of the impoverished tribal people. His actions result his frequent transfers that annoys his wife who wants to settle down and look after their ailing children. Eventually she stands by her husband in his fight and the tribal people also realise that they need a weapon to defend themselves.
Casts and characters
- Mridula Baruah
- Sushil Goswami
- Bishnu Kharghoria
- Golap Dutta
- Lakshmi Sinha
- Munin Sharma
- Jyoti Bhattacharya
- Shasanka Sebo Phukan
- National Films Award – Best film on Environment
- "Banani – 1986 – Assamese film". Chaosmag. Retrieved 6 February 2010.
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