Dr. Bobby Sarma Baruah is a National and International Award winning Indian Film Maker, Producer and Screenwriter whose narrative content on socio-cultural issues in Assam and the North East has been highly appreciated. Her debut feature film Adomya in which she explored the sensitivity and emotional world of women was awarded the best film in the spiritual category at the 13th Dhaka International Film Festival.
Adomya was also screened as an official selection for more than eighteen international Film Festivals across the world.
Her Second venture, Sonar Baran Pakhi, a biopic based on the life and time of the legendary folk singer Padmashree Pratima Pandey of Assam has been included as an official entry at various Festivals besides winning the Grand Jury prize for the best feature film in the 15th Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles and the best audience choice award at the 15th Dhaka International Film Festival. This movie was also screened at 24 international film festivals around the globe. Her third feature film is Mishing (The Apparition), which own her the Silver Lotus Award (Rajat Kamal) in 66th National Film Award. The film is in Sherdukpen language and based on the novel Mishing, written by Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi. Mishing (The Apparition) was selected in 24th Kolkata International Film Festival, 23rd International Film Festival of Kerala and it screened almost 20 other international film festivals in around the globe.
Dr Bobby Sarma Baruah recently completed her shooting in her fourth feature film named “Sikaisal”, which is now in post production stage.
As a Director, Producer and Scriptwriter, Dr. Bobby Sarma Baruah has a number of short films, documentaries, music videos and TV Serials on various indigenous folk cultures blending into one, to her credit. She is also an accomplished poet and a short story writer in the Assamese Language. She has also served as a juror at the Prestigious 14th Dhaka International Film Festival (2016), Lucknow Children’s International Film Festival (2016), Served as juror at 8th National Science Film Festival of India, 2018.. Served as a juror at the Hiru Golden Film Awards 22 October to 28th October, 2018 Sri Lanka. She was also awarded the Senior Fellowship from Ministry of Culture, Government of India on the Topic “Ethnic Jewellery with attire of the Eight States of North-East India”.
Dr. Bobby Sarma Baruah completed her PhD from the Department of Mass communication and Journalism, Guwahati University on the topic “Reflection of the folk culture of Assam in Assamese cinema”.
“IF ONLY TREES COULD TALK (SIKAISAL)”
Education was never a privilege in my life. Losing my father at a tender age made my journey to seeking knowledge even more difficult and was an extensive struggle for my mother and myself, I couldn’t afford books, to quench my thirst for knowledge.My marriage when nineteen was a ray of hope, I lived a dual life, with two children and infinite household chores I took my degree, completed B.Ed, …
My intent is to encourage the HIV positive people to live a life of courage and resilience and at the same time to break the social taboos associated with it. For a person who had grown up with a passion for cinema, it is needless to explain how strongly I feel to carry socially meaningful message and that too with a sense of urgency. I have spent more than two years in research, in writing and rewriting the…
“Sonar Baran Pakhi”
Pratima Baruah Pandey (1935-2002) is definitely the golden feather of the Goalpariya folk songs of Western Assam. She shed the silver spoon that was hers by birth and unhesitatingly mingled with the carriers of the traditional songs sung by commoners like boatmen, buffalo herds and mahouts to come up with a repertoire which she flawlessly and soulfully performed at various forums to earn….
My intention is to showcase the culture of the Sherdukpen tribe of Arunachal Pradesh, which has an estimated population of only 4200 people. These people value their cultural moorings and folk. My goal is to do full justice to the traditional concept of Mishing. I believe that my film will help people experience the beauty of this part of India along with this community‟s strongly held otherworldly belief in…