The Ride on Rainbow
by Jahnu Barua
Director: Jahnu Barua
Screenplay : Jahnu Barua
Cinematographer: P. Ranjan
Editing: Heu-En Baruah
Sound: Jatin Sarma
Music: Reeta Das Baruah, Y.S. Moolky
Cast.: Dinesh Das, Moyola Goswami, Bishnu Kharghoria, Gayatri Mahanta, Reba Phukan, Ronik
Production: Sailadhar Baruah
35 mm, Color, 112 min,
OV Assamese, French subtitles
With kind support of Indian embassy in Paris
11 year-old boy Kukoi leaves his remote village from Assam to go to the close by city and work in a garage where the owner exploits him and molests him. Kukoi kills the garage owner while trying to defend himself. Sent to a detention center, he retreats into silence. Biswa Boro, the director, is an understanding social worker who gradually finds out about Kukoi’s secret. Proved non guilty, Kukoi goes back to his village with Biswa Boro who endeavors to make him smile again.
Konikar Ramdhenu is the third part of the trilogy started in 1995 with Xagoroloj Bohu Door (It’s a Long Way to the Sea) and Pokhi (And the River Flows) in 1998 by Jahnu Barua, the major auteur film maker from Assam.