The Weeping Clouds – a documentary film made by young Assamese filmmaker Padmini Rabha, was adjudged as the Jury’s Best Documentary Film in the Student’s Section at the recently concluded Indian Cine Film Festival 2014, Delhi. It shows the real–life struggle and perseverance of five widows who come from different strata of society. Incidentally, the documentary earlier won the award for Best Documentary at the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival which took place at Noida. The Weeping Clouds is produced by Padmini’s mother Kumud Mala Rabha under the banner of Mass Co Media, Noida.
Director Padmini’s work was well appreciated by many of the country’s top critics, producers and directors including National Award–winning acclaimed filmmaker Snehasish Das. Last year, her documentary Pixies on Earth bagged the award for Best Documentary Film in the 3rd Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival.
Hailing from Thekasu, Dudhnoi of Goalpara, she had done her schooling at Holy Child School and Ascent Academy, Guwahati and graduated from Handique Girls’ College, with honours in English. Padmini Rabha is presently busy working as a chief assistant director in a Bollywood film titled Gun Pe Done.