“Life in a Puppet”, an Assamese movie, has bagged several awards at the Port Blair International Film Festival.

“Life in a Puppet” managed to win the Best Film award – both in national and international categories, Best Director award and Best Producers award.

“Life in a puppet” is based on the puppet theatre of Assam which is in the verge of extinction.

The film bagged the Best Film award in international section jointly with American film “On the Day that I died”.

In the Indian film section, the movie won the Best Director, Best Producer and Best Film awards.

In total, 50 countries participated in the film festival.

Director and producer of the movie, Rajen Das, who is an academician by profession had put in huge amount of hard labour and expenditure to make the movie that focusses on the puppet theatre in Assam.

“I am elated to hear the news of  my film doing so well. I hope this film will bring more glory to the State in the future,” Rajen Das said.

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The film features popular actor Asha Bordaloi, Dipandita Das, Narayan Deka and Prakash Thakuria.

Singer Tarali Sarma is the music director of the movie.

Meanwhile, wishes poured in for the makers of the movie as soon as the news of the movie performing well in the Port Blair International Film Festival spread.

Earlier, “Life in a Puppet”’ directed by Rajen Das received international acclaim at the 17th Thakur International Film Festival at Shanti Niketan in West Bengal.

Sasanka Talukdar

Sasanka Talukdar is Northeast Now Correspondent in Pathsala. He can be reached at: sasanka140@gmail.com