Assam: ‘Lachit The Warrior’ wins best animated short film at Birsamunda International Film Festival


‘Lachit The Warrior’, an animation film on the life and times of legendary Ahom General Lachit Borphukan, has won yet another award. This time the film written and directed by Parthasarathi Mahanta and produced by Mina Mahanta and Indrani Baruah has been awarded the Best Animated Short Film in Birsamunda International Film Festival in Chennai.

The narration of the film is by Dr Amarjyoti Choudhury and music is by Rupam Talukdar.

Anupam Mahanta is the creative director, while the story boarding and illustration by Hrishikesh Bora and VFX is by Ratul Dutta.

The film was first screened on November 25, 2022, during the 400th Birthday Anniversary Celebration of Lachit Barphukan in New Delhi.

The film was also awarded in eight International Film Festivals so far including the ones at Delhi, Kolkata, Jaipur and Mumbai North-East Film Festival at Mumbai.

The film has also been selected for the prestigious Indian Panorama in the upcoming International Film Festival of India at Goa.

In the month of October, the film received the Best Animation Award at the 12th Delhi Shorts International Film Festival on Sunday. Earlier in September, the movie won the prestigious Chambal International Film Festival under the Best Animation Film category.

Born on November 24, 1622, Borphukan was known for his leadership in the Battle of Saraighat, 1671 in which an attempt by Mughal forces to capture Assam was thwarted.