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(The Forest)
Directed by Jahnu Barua
Produced by Dolphin Films Pvt. Ltd
Written by Sushil Goswami
Jahnu Baruah
Starring Bishnu Kharghoria
Sushil Goswami
Monami Bezbaruah
Music by Satya Baruah
Prashanta Bordoloi
Cinematography Anoop Jotwani
Edited by Heu-en Borah
Purbanchal Film Cooperative Society
Distributed by Dolphin Films Pvt. Ltd
Release date
  • 1990 (1990)
Running time
108 minutes
Country India
Language Assamese

Bonani (Assamese: বনানী) is an Assamese language drama film directed by Jahnu Barua. The film stars Sushil Goswami, Bishnu Kharghoria and Monami Bezbaruah. The film was released in 1990.[1] The film is set with an ecological angle and won National Film Award for Best film on environment.

Plot summary[edit]

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.[1]

Casts and characters[edit]

  • Mridula Baruah
  • Sushil Goswami
  • Bishnu Kharghoria
  • Golap Dutta
  • Lakshmi Sinha
  • Munin Sharma
  • Jyoti Bhattacharya
  • Shasanka Sebo Phukan


  • National Films Award – Best film on Environment

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Banani – 1986 – Assamese film". Chaosmag. Retrieved 6 February 2010.

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