Well-known Assamese filmmaker Bidyut Chakraborty, who had bagged the Indira Gandhi award for Best First Film of a Director in 1996 for his film “Rag-Birag”, passed away here on Wednesday morning in a private hospital. He was 55.
Chakraborty, who had made his debut through a small role in Bhabendra Nath Saikia’s “Anirban” in 1981, went on to make several films, the most important being “Rag-Birag” based on a novel written by Jnanpith award-winner Mamoni Raisom Goswami. His latest film was “Dwar” (2012) based on a shot story by Swarnakamal winning film critic Apurba Sharma.
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“Bidyut’s untimely death is a big loss to Assamese film. He was a very sensitive filmmaker who always looked for an opportunity to portray the complex human psyche through his films. While finding such stories is one difficult task, it is equally difficult translating such stories into films. But Bidyut was very good at that,” said leading Assamese filmmaker Munin Barua.