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Assamese musician wins Best Music Award at Noida International Film Festival
Bangalore based Assamese music composer and singer Jim Ankan Deka has won the Best Original Music award for his Hindi-Assamese music video Awaaz - Speak Up Against Sexual Violence at the recently concluded Noida International Film Festival 2014. The video also got the Best Music Video award at the festival.

The lyrics are penned together by Jim and singer Ritwika Bhattacharya. Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Little Champs (2009) finalist Antara Nandy from Kolkata has rendered her vocals to this cause along with Ritwika and Queen Hazarika (a familiar face in the music scenario of Assam).

The song was originally composed for a rally in Bangalore in 2012 following the death of the Delhi gang rape victim.

The music video is directed by Bangalore based writer and director Parmita Borah. Parmita Borah along with Antara Baruah and Rachel Rose Oommen acted in the video which includes three short stories dealing with violence against single as well as married women and child abuse.

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