Utpal Borpujari

National Award-winning film critic-and-journalist Utpal Borpujari wrote extensively on cinema, politics, society, literature and culture, among other things, before turning a scriptwriter and filmmaker. An M.Tech in Applied Geology from Indian Institute of Technology (Roorkee), his documentaries “Mayong: Myth/Reality” (2012) and “Songs of the Blue Hills” (2013) have travelled to many international film festivals, the latter being part of Indian Panorama at the 45th International Film Festival of India in 2014 and being invited as part of the World Music Course at the legendary Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China. Among his other documentaries are “Soccer Queens of Rani” and “For a Durbar of the People”. His latest feature-length documentary, “Memories of a Forgotten War”, which brings alive many unknown facets of battles of 2nd World War that were fought in India’s Northeastern frontier, was recently selected to the Indian Panorama section of the 47th International Film Festival of India, 2016.  His maiden feature film “Ishu” has just been completed. He has served on juries of National Film Awards, Indian Panorama and several international film festivals. He has also co-authored a book on the infamous secret killings of Assam and edited and contributed to a coffee table book on Assam.