Manju Borah

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Manju Borah
মঞ্জু বৰা
Born Assam, India
Occupation Film director, Screenwriter

Manju Borah (Assamese: মঞ্জু বৰা) is a multiple international and national award-winning Indian female film director and short story writer from Guwahati, Assam. Manju also served as Jury Member, Indian Panorama, IFFI 2007, 10th MAMI International Film Festival 2008 and 3rd Eye 7th Asian Film Festival Mumbai 2008, 55th National Film Awards for 2007 (Feature Films) Delhi 2009.[1]


Year Title English Title Language
1999 Baibhab A Scam in Verse Assamese
2001 Anya Ek Yatra Assamese
2003 Aakashitorar Kothare A Tale Told Thousand Times Assamese
2004 Laaz Shame Assamese
2006 Joymati The Saviour Assamese
2008 Aai Kot Nai Ma Assamese
2012 Ko:Yad A Silent Way Mishing
In Production Dau Huduni Methai Song of the Horned Owl Bodo


National Film Awards

Year Film Category Citation Ref
1999 Baibhab Special Jury Award For her poetic expression in her debut film. [2]
2003 Aakashitorar Kothare Best Feature Film in Assamese For its juxtaposition of a woman's search for her cultural heritage and its loss. [3]
Best Female Playback Singer Awarded to Tarali Sarma
For her tuneful rendition of a devotional song without instrumental accompaniment.
2008 Aai Kot Nai Best Feature Film on National Integration For its honest look at a burning problem in Northeast India, its attempt to break down artificial boundaries and giving it a human and aesthetic appeal. [4]
2012 Ko:Yad Best Feature Film in Mishing A stark and realistic film with a strong subtext about a driftwood collector makes compelling viewing. [5]
Best Cinematography Awarded to Sudheer Palsane
The unexplored charm of North-East India through different seasons is all the more alluring in the eyes of this Cinematographer.

Other awards

Year Award Film
2000 Gollapudi Srinivas Award Baibhab
2000 Best film in Asia, 6th Dhaka International Film Festival Baibhab
2004 Best Director, Assam State Film Award Aakashitorar Kothare
2004 Audience Award, Dhaka International Film Festival Aakashitorar Kothare


  1. ^ "Manju Borah - Assamese Filmmaker". Retrieved 2013-03-15. 
  2. ^ "47th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "51st National Film Awards (PDF)" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ "56th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved March 27, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "60th National Film Awards Announced" (PDF) (Press release). Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved May 2, 2013. 

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