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.
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.