KAANEEN (A Secret Search)

SYNOPSIS: The guilt triggered by the happenings following an encounter with an abandoned infant makes the wife of a high-profile police officer obsessively track down her own abandoned child, born out of premarital momentary passion. But her efforts to bring him back to her life hit the high glass wall that divides them.

Based on a novel by Dr.Rita Chowdhury
A film by Monjul Baruah | Produced by Dr.Gopendra Mohan Das


Dr.Jahanara Begum, Baharul Islam, Purnima Pathak Saikia, Partha Hazarika, Dhananjay Debnath, Jolly Bhattachaya, Mintu Baruah, Kasvi Sarma, Rahul Gautam Sarma, Prankrishna Mahanta, Nirode Choudhury, Tapan Kumar Benarjee, Disha Saikia, Manuj Gogoi, Popy Kakoti, Abotosh Bhuyan, Kakoli Handique



Producer | Dr, Gopendra Mohan Das

Screenplay & Direction | Monjul Baruah

Story | Dr. Rita Chowdhury

Cinematography | Nahid Ahmed

Music | Tarali Sarma

Sound Design | Amrit Pritam Dutta MPSC

Production Designer | Himen Borah

Mixing 7.1 Dolby | Debajit Changmai

DI Colorist | Sujit Borah

Costume Designer | Geeta Rani Goswami

Make up Designer | Ashitav Baruah

Art Director | Roma Roy

Editor | Twenchang

Visual Effects | Priyam Chakravarty

Chief Asst. Director | Ghanashyam Kalita

Casting Director | Ronald Hussain

Assistant Director | Ronald Hussain & Samar Jyoti Sarkar

Director’s Overview:

Trained in National Institue of Photography, Mumbai, Monjul Baruah has been assistant directors of several national award-winning films and himself has directed number of documentary and short films over the last fifteen years. ‘Antareen (Quest of Sanctuary), the first feature film directed by him bagged the three best feature film award at the Indian Cine Film Festival held in Mumbai and Prag Cine Awards, Tezpur in the year 2015, as well as at 1st Sailadhar Baruah Film Award 2016. It is followed by ‘Kaaneen’ (A secret search) which is about a high profile character’s search for her long abandoned child against the backdrop of contemporary society and values. For this young filmmaker the Inter personal relations in the changing paradigms of fragile socio-economic circumstances remain the subject of interest.

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