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Directed by Santwana Bardoloi
Produced by Santwana Bardoloi
Written by Santwana Bardoloi
Indira Goswami (novel)
Starring Tom Alter
Trisha Saikia
Cinematography Mrinalkanti Das
Edited by A. Sreekar Prasad
Release date
1996 (1996)
Running time
93 minutes
Country India
Language Assamese

Adajya (Assamese: অদাহ্য) is a 1996 Assamese language film directed by Santwana Bardoloi based on a novel by Indira Goswami.


The film, based on Indira Goswami's 'Dontal Haatir Uiye Khuwa Haoda', is set in 1940s Assam. Three widows struggle to lead dignified lives despite the extreme restrictions mandated by law and custom. The arrival of a young American scholar, a poisonous snakebite, and the theft of ancestral jewelry combine to bring the situation of the young and beautiful widow Giribala to a painful crisis.



  • National award- Best Regional Film
  • Jury's special award

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