Konikar Ramdhenu

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Konikar Ramdhenu
(Ride on the Rainbow)
Konikar ramdhenu.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Jahnu Barua
Produced by Sailadhar Baruah
Written by Jahnu Barua
Starring Bishnu Kharghoria
Moloya Goswami
Reba Phukan
Dinesh Das
Abinash Sharma
Ashwini Bhuyan
Indrani Gogoi
Mahika Sharma
Music by Reeta Das Baruah
Y. S. Moolky
Cinematography P. Rajan
Edited by Heu-En Baruah
Distributed by Dolphin Films Pvt. Ltd
Release date
  • 2003 (2003)
Running time
112 minutes
Country India
Language Assamese

Konikar Ramdhenu (Assamese: কণিকাৰ ৰামধেনু) is an Assamese language film directed by Jahnu Barua. It was released in 2003.[1][2][3][4] The film was shown in Indian Panorama section of IFFI during October 2002 in Delhi[4] and Mumbai International Festival in 2003.[1] It is the last instalment of his trilogy, the other two being Xagoroloi Bohu Door (1995) and Pokhi (1998). Konikar Ramdhenu depicts the horrors that happen in a juvenile home.[2][4]


The story revolves around an imaginative and intelligent 11-year-old boy Kukoi (played by Ronik) who runs away from his village home and starts working in a motor garage in a city. One day the owner attempts to molest Kukoi. In self-defence, Kokoi hits the owner with an iron rod killing him on the spot. Kukoi is produced before court and then sent to state juvenile home where he is traumatized. Biswa Boro, the warden of the home, is an understanding man. He coaxes the boy into a confession of the true circumstances of the painful event. Kukoi is brought before the magistrate who orders his release and custody to his parents or any authorised guardian.[1][2][3][4] Biswa goes to Kukoi’s village where he discovers that the boy’s mother died years ago and his stepfather has disowned him. Biswa, who is now retired and does not have children, decides to adopt Kukoi.[1][3][4]


Director Jahnu Barua visited 12 juvenile homes before making the film. He observed that out of 100 cases, more than 80 end up in "negative situations", much below expectations.[2][4]


  • National award - Best Regional Film (2002)


  1. ^ a b c d "Konikar Ramdhenu". NFDC. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d "A Cinematic Ode To Blemished Childhood". The Financial Express. 16 March 2003. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "Konikar Ramdhenu (Ride on the Rainbow)". 26 September 2002. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f Biswas, Pradip (30 May 2003). "Jahnu Barua’s Assamese film ridicules juvenile home". Screen India. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 

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