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The PVR release poster of Baandhon
The PVR release poster of Baandhon
Directed byJahnu Barua
Produced byASFFDC
Written byJahnu Barua
Music byDhrubajyoti Phukan
CinematographySuman Duwarah
Edited byCheragh Todiwala
Release date
  • 26 October 2012 (2012-10-26) (Assam)
  • 5 July 2013 (2013-07-05) (Pan India)[1]
Running time
110 minutes

Baandhon (Assamese: বান্ধোন, English: Waves of Silence) is a 2012 Assamese language drama film, starring Bishnu Kharghoria and Bina Patangia in the lead roles. The film was directed by Jahnu Barua and produced by Assam State Film (Finance & Development) Corporation Limited.[2] The film was initially released on 26 October 2012 in the state of Assam and later on 5 July 2013 in selected PVR theaters across rest of India.[1]

The film focuses on an elderly couple, Dandeswar and Hkawni, who arrive in Mumbai in search of their missing grandson after 26/11 2008 terror attack.[3] The film won the Best Feature Film in Assamese award in the 60th National Film Awards[4] and also won the Best Film award in the Indian Films Competition at the Bengaluru International Film Festival for the year 2012.[5]


Baandhon is set mostly in Guwahati, before the climax it shifts to Mumbai. It tells the story of 73 years old couple – Dandeswar (Bishnu Kharghoria) and Hkawni (Bina Patangia), who live outskirts of Guwahati, grudgingly nudging each other for a divorce. They approach one of their ex-tenants, now a family friend, a successful local lawyer Jatin (Jatin Bora) to file the divorce petition. While Jatin is aware that this is just a passing phase and the couple will soon patch up. He advises the couple to live separately in the two different bedrooms of their bungalow. The couple had lost their only son and daughter-in-law in an accident some years ago and their grandson, Pona, is the only living kin. He is currently studying in IIT Bombay. However, things take an unprecedented turn when Pona disconnects a call from Dandeswar in the middle of a conversation. The subsequent tries to contact him fails. It all took place at the same time with the 26/11 2008 terror attack. The couple arrives in Mumbai in search of their missing grandson.



There are no songs in the film except background music.[2] Background music director is Dhrubajyoti Phukan.

Awards / Honours[edit]

The film opened the feature film Section of Indian Panorama at the 43rd International Film Festival of India. It was also screened at the International Film Festival of Kerala Film Festival and the Mumbai Film Festival in the year 2012.[5][6][7][8]

The film was awarded as best film in the Indian Films Competition held at the Bengaluru International Film Festival for the year 2012. It concluded a plaque and a cash prize of Rs 4 lakhs.[5] Finally it won the 60th National Film Awards for Best Feature Film in Assamese.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Assamese film `Baandhon` to release across India July 5". IANS. 27 June 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Baandhon - Upcoming Assamese Feature Film by Jahnu Barua and Produced by ASFFDC". 15 October 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
  3. ^ "'Baandhon' portrays relationships sensitively (IANS Movie Review)". New York Daily News. IANS. 6 July 2013. Archived from the original on 24 July 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  4. ^ a b "60th National Film Awards Announced" (PDF) (Press release). Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  5. ^ a b c "Baandhon wins Best Film Award at Bengaluru International Film Festival". Dear Cinema. 27 December 2012. Archived from the original on 31 December 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2012.
  6. ^ International Film Festival of India 2012 official press release, page no. 1, access date: 20-12-2012
  7. ^ Mumbai Film Festival Archived 21 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine. access date: 20-12-2012
  8. ^ Yahoo News, date: 9 October 2012, access date: 20-12-2012

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