Tora (film)

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Tora screenshot.jpg
A Screenshot
Directed by Jahnu Barua
Produced by Children's Film Society, India
Written by Jahnu Barua
Starring Mrigakshi
Anup Hazarika
Atul Pachani
Music by Reeta Das
Y. S. Moolky
Cinematography P. Rajan
Edited by Shivaji Choudhury
Distributed by Children's Film Society of India
Release date
  • 2004 (2004)
Running time
63 minutes
Country India
Language Assamese

Tora (Assamese: তৰা) is an Assamese language children’s film directed by Jahnu Barua and produced by the Children's Film Society, India. The film was released in 2004.[1] The film received the Best Children’s Film award in the 51st National Film Awards for the year 2003.[2][3]


The film centred on two neighboring families in a village in Assam. The two families share a very amicable relation. Tora, the protagonist is a seven-year-old girl with her parents Purna (father) and Jonaki (mother). Naba and Daba are two brothers of the other family with their ailing bedridden mother. One day a dispute arises over a piece of land. Whilst the adults quarrel, Tora's voice is the only significant factor that can resolve the matter.[1]

Film dedicated to Dhemaji victims[edit]

Jahnu Barua, the director of Tora, dedicated his film on 19 August 2004 to the children killed in the 2004 Dhemaji bombing carried out by ULFA militants on Independence Day.[4]


  • Mrigakshi
  • Anup Hazarika
  • Indrani Chetia
  • Pratibha Choudhury
  • Atul Pasoni
  • Dina Baishya
  • Abatosh Bhuyan
  • Sukanya Kharghoria
  • Arun Hazarika


  • National award - Best Children Film (2003)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Tora". BFI. Retrieved 17 January 2010.
  2. ^ IANS (15 August 2004). "List of National Film Awards". Indiaglitz. Retrieved 17 January 2010.
  3. ^ "National & International Awards (Assamese Films)". Rupaliparda. Retrieved 17 January 2010.
  4. ^ PTI (19 August 2004). "Jahnu Barua dedicates award winning film to Dhemaji victims". Encyclopedia. Retrieved 17 January 2010.

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