GUWAHATI: In yet another achievement for the Assamese film 'KUMU' team, Assam artist Nayanmoni Mura receives the Best Youth Artist award at Toronto International Women Film Festival this year.
Nayanmoni Mura who is a class 9 student hails from Dhontula Tea Estate which is in the Nagaon district of northeastern state Assam.
She was awarded the Best Youth Artist for her character in the Assamese film 'KUMU'- directed by Akanshya Bhagabati which recently won the Best Short Film award at the SiGNS Film Festival of Kerala.
The film's director and writer Akanshya Bhagabati informed that she received a mail from the film festival organizers in Canada after which the news was confirmed.
While speaking media, she said that on Wednesday she received a mail that confirms Nayanmoni Mura has been selected as the best actress in the youth category.
Bhagabati further said that the young girl from Assam won the prestigious award for her excellent performance in the lead role in KUMU- the song of a wingless bird.
The director also mentioned that Nayanmoni was full of excitement when she came to know about the news that she has chosen for Best Youth Artist at Toronto International Women Film Festival 2022.
Nayanmoni said that the journey was quite unbelievable for her as at the beginning she had no idea about how to perform the role without any prior experience in acting.
She added that when the film's maker approached her she was very confused and doubtful of having no experience in acting. She said 'I am really happy I did it.'
It may be mentioned that the film KUMU depicts the life and journey of a 12-year-old Adivasi girl who was forced to sacrifice her independent life and education due to her family condition.
The film set in the tea gardens of Assam shows how the young girl residing in the tea garden is deprived of her happiness and dreams to manage her survival. The cinematography of the film was done by Chida Bora and music credit goes to award-winning singer Tarali Sarma.