Bora Indra Bania is forced to give up the farm his father had paid for when the landowner asks for a A rich family searches for a husband for their daughter. Silhouette Magazine strives to provide attribution wherever possible. When an artist with great sensitivity brings this material to the big screen it has the power to move us as nothing else. The film is structured in a tiny typical village in agrarian Assam steeped in feudal exploitation. In Defense of Literature: Please inform us if any of the images used here are copyrighted, we will pull those images down.

A simple farmer becomes the victim of a greedy landowner in this social melodrama. More in International Cinema Retrospectives. He plods alone in Assamese cinema sans any tangible directors having the least proximity to him. Charlie Chaplin at Keystone Studios. Start your free trial. The farmer is played by Indra Baniya characteristically whose land is grabbed away by a rich land owner on the grounds of not having papers. It is a film of logical extension.

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Given the orientation of the marginalized film, we have no scope to compare it with that of Bicycle Thieves. The director,Jahnu Barua has done a commendable job in bringing out the social issues prevailing in the villages of Assam at that time, which can be generalized and related to any village of India. More in Music Makers.


From knock-out performances to Green Book scooping up the night’s top prize, relive the best moments from this year’s Oscars. On the other hand, we see him tearing apart that poster he pasted out of his self-obtained freedom from all the exploiters. The movement of the film based on exploitative land system, looks slow at the start but gradually looks up and gains tempo when Bora, the vigilant outsider, puts up a banner exhibiting his destiny which is forced upon him by the very feudal system ripping through India.

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He knows he cannot plough now and yet he picks up the kura tool which is used as an alternative to plough by buffaloes, and plods on to the paddy fields. He beautifully brings out the poignant emotions which leaves a lasting impression on the viewer. Yes No Report this.

Screening of Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai (The Catastrophe)

After all, every minus is half of a plus. No doubt, Bora is a poor protagonist, marginalized, exploited, decimated to the hilt. The milk that his children were deprived of ends up as broken bottles of ful which have been procured to bribe an official.

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This movie brilliantly depicts the struggle of a farmer in Assam when his land has been illegally captures by a zamindar. Cancel reply Enter your comment here The epic story of the family feud between the noble Pandava princes and their scheming cousins, the Kaurava kings.

It tackles the story of the poor Bora whose land is whisked off and snatched away by rich and the powerful landlords. Bora’s ultimate humiliation occurs when he is forced to put up political banners that espouse the virtues chofaye the man who drove him from his land and ruined his life.