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Assam top cop’s documentary ‘Fehujali’ wins award at Jaipur International Film Festival

First Published: 29th January, 2024 12:28 IST

The documentary is directed by Partha Sarathi Mahanta, Deputy Inspector General heading the Assam's Special Task Force (STF)

In a proud moment for Assam, the film ‘Fehujali’, produced by top cop of Assam, Director General of Police (DGP) GP Singh and directed by another senior cop of Assam Police, Partha Sarathi Mahanta, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) heading the state’s Special Task Force (STF), clinched the best documentary award at the Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF) 2024.

The documentary won the award competing against 70 other documentaries from 19 countries.
The documentary ‘Fehujali’ delves into the plight of underprivileged youths in the state, targeted by extremist groups as potential recruits through various coercive tactics, including the lure of money. Once inducted, these youths quickly discern the futility of their so-called mission to liberate Assam from India. They realize they are pawns manipulated by certain foreign powers exploiting misplaced patriotism, leading them to return home disillusioned with the initially promised dreams. The documentary employs cinematic treatment to portray authentic stories, serving as an eye-opener for disgruntled youth, urging them to stay on the right path in life.

It may be mentioned here that out of 2,971 films submitted from 82 countries, 326 films from 67 countries were nominated. There are a total of 101 full length feature fiction films in the competition which is a world record.

Also Read: 4 from Northeast selected for Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2024

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