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Assamese cinema was born in 1935 when Jyoti Prasad Agarwala released his movie Joymoti.[1] Since then Assamese cinema has developed a slow-paced sensitive style, especially with the movies of Bhabendra Nath Saikia and Jahnu Baruah. Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... South Asian cinema refers to the cinema of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives. ... This article addresses Persian and Pashto cinemas of Afghanistan. ... There are two Bengali film industries: Dhaka(called Dhallywood) and Kolkata (called Tollywood, a portmanteau of Tollygunge, the area of South Kolkata where this industry is based, and Hollywood) // Dhallywood Based in Dhaka, its the Bangladeshi film industry, with about 60 films produced each year. ... Bengali cinema, or the Bengali film industry, is one of the earliest film industries in India. ... The Indian film industry is the largest in the world in terms of the number of films produced annually (877 feature films and 1177 short films were released in the year 2003 alone). ... Bengali cinema, or the Bengali film industry, is one of the earliest film industries in India. ... Bollywood (Hindi: , Urdu: ) is the informal name given to the popular Mumbai-based Hindi language film industry in India. ... The Cinema of Karnataka encompasses movies made in the Indian state of Karnataka. ... Image:Veerapandi. ... Malayalam cinema, or movies in Malayalam language, forms a significant component of the Cinema of India, both as a form of art and as mass medium. ... This article is about the Telugu film industry. ... The Cinema of Nepal is said to have begun with Aama, a film produced by His Majestys Government of Nepal, and released on October 7, 1964 (2021 BS), and D. B. Pariyars Satya Harishchandra, which was the premiere of the first Nepali Language film on September 14, 1951... Lollywood (Urdu: لالیوڈ) (colloquially known as Ecco Bay) refers to the Pakistani film industry, based in the city of Lahore. ... Sri Lankan cinema is highly acclaimed abroad - its films have won dozens of awards at international festivals. ... Assam   (Assamese: অসম Ôxôm) is a north eastern state of India with its capital at Dispur, a part of Guwahati. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... Jyoti Prasad Agarwala (Assamese: জ্যোতিপ্ৰসাদ আগৰৱালা)(1903-1953) was a playwright, songwriter, poet, writer and film maker from Assam. ... Joymati (Assamese: জয়মতী, Joimoti), released in 1935, was the first ever Assamese language film. ... Dr. Bhabendra Nath Saikia (February 20, 1932 - August 13, 2003) was a novelist, short story writer and film director from Assam. ...


However despite its long history, and its artistic successes, for a state that has always taken its cinema seriously, Assamese cinema has never really managed to make the breakthrough on the national scene despite its film industry making a mark in the National Awards over the years. Although the beginning of the 21st century has seen Bollywood-style Assamese movies have hit the screen, the industry has not been able to compete on the market, significantly overshadowed by the larger industries such as Bollywood and Tollywood..[2] The 21st century is the present century of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Bollywood (Hindi: , Urdu: ) is the informal name given to the popular Mumbai-based Hindi language film industry in India. ... Bollywood (Hindi: , Urdu: ) is the informal name given to the popular Mumbai-based Hindi language film industry in India. ... This article is about the Telugu film industry. ...

The first Assamese picture, Joymati (1935)

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History

1930s

The origin of Assamese Cinema can be traced back to the dreams and imagination of a revolutionary visionary Rupkonwar Jyotiprasad Agarwala, who was also a distinguished poet, playwright, composer and freedom fighter. He was instrumental in the production of the first Assamese Film Joymati in 1935, under the banner of Critrakala Movietone. Due to the lack of trained technicians, Jyotiprasad, while making his maiden film, had to shoulder the added responsibilities as the script writer, producer, director, choreographer, editor, set and costume designer, lyricist and music director. The film, completed with a budget of 60,000 rupees was released on March 10, 1935. The picture failed miserably. It is unfortunate that like so many early Indian films , the negatives and complete prints of Joymati are missing. Some effort has been made privately by Altaf Mazid to restore and sub-title whatever is left of the prints.[3] Despite the significant financial loss from Joymati the second picture Indramalati was filmed between 1937 and 1938 finally released in 1939. Jyoti Prasad Agarwala (1903-1953) Jyoti Prasad Agarwala (1903-1953) (Assamese: জ্যোতিপ্ৰসাদ আগৰৱালা) was a playwright, songwriter, poet, writer and film maker from Assam. ... Freedom fighter is a relativistic local term for those engaged in rebellion against an established organization that is thought to be oppressive. ... Joymati (Assamese: জয়মতী, Joimoti), released in 1935, was the first ever Assamese language film. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (70th in leap years). ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... Indramalati is the second ever Assamese language film, directed by Assam poet Jyotiprasad Agarwala. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full year calendar). ...


1940s

Remaining strong in the face of adversity, Agarwala made another film after a lapse of two years titled Indramalati. It was his second and last film. The eminent composer and singer of Assam Bhupen Hazarika, played a stellar role in the play. With the passing away of Jyotiprasad, the Assamese film scene witnessed a temporary lull for about a couple of years. But things changed with the onset of World War II, Taking advantage of this, Rohini Kr. Baruah made a film on a relevant historical topic called Manomati in 1941. It was followed by films like Parvati Prasad Baruva's Rupahi (1946), Kamal Narayan Choudhury's Badan Barphukan (1947), Phani Sharma's Siraj, Asit Sen's Biplabi, Prabin Phukan's Parghat and Suresh Goswami's Runumi etc. Bhupen Hazarika is a multi-faceted artist from Assam, a state in the north-eastern part of India. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... Parvati Prasad Baruva (1904-1964) was a poet par excellence, a dramatist and a filmmaker from Assam and he has contributed immensely to modern Assamese literature. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ...


1950s

The most remarkable film of the fifties was Piyali Phukan which went on to win a National award. In 1955, a new talent Nip Barua made his directorial debut with Smrit Paras. His subsequent films Mak Aaru Moram and Ranga Police bagged many state awards and the silver medal at the national level. Bhupen Hazarika also produced and directed his first film Era Bator Sur. Prabhat Mukherjee made a film on the universality of mother-hood, Puberan (1959),which was shown in The Berlin Film Festival. 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bhupen Hazarika is a multi-faceted artist from Assam, a state in the north-eastern part of India. ... Era Bator Sur is a Assamese film from 1956 starring the Bengali actress Preetidhara. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Berlin International Film Festival, also called the Berlinale, is one of the most important film festivals in Europe and the world. ...


1960s

Adajya (1996)

The next notable film production was Lachit Borphukan by Sarbeswar Chakraborty. Bhupen Hazarika made his unforgettable musical Shakuntala in 1961 which proved equally successful with critics and the press winning the president's silver medal. Following this, a chain of films went into regular production and got released which included Nip Barua's Narakasur, Anil Choudhury's Matri Swarga, Brojen Barua's Itu Situ Bahuto and Mukta & Anwar Hussain's Tejimala. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Adajya is a 1996 Assamese language film directed by Santwana Bardoloi based on a novel by Indira Goswami. ... Lachit Borphukan was a general from Assam, India. ... The Recognition of Sakuntala is a play in Sanskrit written by Kalidasa. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ...


By the middle of the sixties, film began to be produced in Assam on a regular basis. However, between 1935 and 1970 a total of 62 films were produced. Besides the film makers already referred to, many others engaged in film making during the period included Pravin Sharma, Saila Barua, Abdul Mazid, Amar Pathak, Indukal Pattazarika, Diben Barua, Debkumar Basu, Amulya Manna, Gauri Barman, Atul Bardoloi, Sujit Singh, Nalin Duara and Prafulla Barua. Assam   (Assamese: অসম Ôxôm) is a north eastern state of India with its capital at Dispur, a part of Guwahati. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ...


1970s

During the period of 1970-82 a total of 57 Assamese films were made. New directors started emerging on the horizon. Samarendra Narayan Deb's Aranya (1970), Kamal Choudhury's Bhaity (1972) the first colour film of Assam, Manoranjan Sur's Uttaran (1973), Deuti Barua's Bristi (1974) Pulok Gogoi's Khoj (1974) Padum Barua's Ganga Chilanir Pakhi (1976) and Dr. Bhabendranath Saikia's Sandhya Rag (1977) and Atul Bordoloi's Kollol (1978) are films worth - mentioning. 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ...


1980-

Notable directors of contemporary Assamese Cinema are Jahnu Baruah (who directed Aparoopa, Papori, Haladhia Choraye Baodhan Khai, Banani, Firingoti and Hkhagoroloi Bohu Door); Sanjeev Hazarika (Haladhar, Meemanxa) and Bhabendaranath Saikia who directed Anirbaan, Agnisnaan, Sarothi, Kolahol, Abartan, Itihaas and Kaal Sandhya). Other directors include Santwana Bordoloi who directed Adajya and Bidyut Chakraborty who made Rag Birag, both of which have won National & International Awards. Banani Banani is a village in Mali, populated by the Dogon people. ... Itihasa (Sanskrit: thus verily happened) refers collectively to the epic Hindu scriptures, detailing the actions of divine incarnations on earth while interspersing them with often large sections of philosophical and ethical discourse. ... Adajya is a 1996 Assamese language film directed by Santwana Bardoloi based on a novel by Indira Goswami. ...


Assamese films

  • Abartan (1993)
  • Abhijaan (1973)
  • Abhimaan (1990)
  • Adajya (1996)
  • Adalat (1976)
  • Agnisnaan (1985)
  • Ajala Kokai (1989)
  • Ajali Nabou (1980)
  • Amar Ghar (1959)
  • Anirban (1981)
  • Anthony Mor Nam (1986)
  • Anutap (1973)
  • Aparajeya (1970)
  • Aparoopa (1982)
  • Aranya (1971)
  • Banahansa (1977)
  • Banani (1990)
  • Banjui (1978)
  • Banoria Phul (1973)
  • Baruar Sansar (1970)
  • Bhakta Pralhad (1958)
  • Biplabi (1948)
  • Bristi (1974)
  • Chameli Memsaab (1975)
  • Chik Mik Bijuli (1969)
  • Dawor (1990)
  • Dil Se.. (1998)
  • Dr. Bezbarua (1969)
  • Drishti (1990/II)
  • Duranir Rong (1979)
  • Era Bator Sur (1956)
  • Firingoti (1992)
  • Ganga Chiloner Pankhi (1975)
  • Grahan (1990)
  • Haladhar (1992)
  • Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai (1987)
  • Hkhagoroloi Bohu Door (1995)
  • Indramalati (1939)
  • Itihas (1995)
  • Ito Sito Bahuto (1963)
  • Joymati (1935)
  • Kallol (1978)
  • Kokadeuta Nati Aru Hati (1984)
  • Kolahal (1988)
  • Konikar Ramdhenu (2003)
  • Lalita (1972)
  • Lati-Ghati (1966)
  • Mak Aru Marom (1957)
  • Maram Trishna (1968)
  • Meemanxa (1994)
  • Megh (1979)
  • Mon-Prajapati (1979)
  • Mukuta (1970)
  • Narakasur (1961)
  • Nayanmoni (1983)
  • Nimila Anka (1955)
  • Opaja Sonor Mati (1972)
  • Paap Aru Prayashchitta (1977)
  • Pahadi Kanya (1991)
  • Papori (1986)
  • Pioli Phukan (1955)
  • Pita Putra (1987)
  • Ponakan (1981)
  • Pratidhwani (1964)
  • Pratima (1987)
  • Puberun (1959)
  • Ranga Police (1958)
  • Roop Konwar Jyoti Parsad Aru Joymoti (1976)
  • Sandhya Raag (1977)
  • Sarapat (1955)
  • Sarbajan (1985)
  • Sarothi (1991)
  • Shakuntala (1961)
  • Shakuntala Aru Sankar Joseph Ali (1984)
  • Shri Shri Maa Kamakhya (1983)
  • Sinyor (1991)
  • Siraj (1948)
  • Siraj (1988)
  • Smritir Parash (1955)
  • Sonetara (1973)
  • Sonmai (1977)
  • Surya Tejor Anya Naam (1991)
  • Swikarokti (1986)
  • Tejimola (1967)
  • Toramai (1975)
  • Uttarkaal (1990)
  • Why (Y) (2007)

Adajya is a 1996 Assamese language film directed by Santwana Bardoloi based on a novel by Indira Goswami. ... Era Bator Sur is a Assamese film from 1956 starring the Bengali actress Preetidhara. ... Joymati (Assamese: জয়মতী, Joimoti), released in 1935, was the first ever Assamese language film. ...

References

  1. ^ Joymoti (1935) [1], IMDB.com
  2. ^ Lakshmi B. Ghosh, A rare peep into world of Assamese cinema [2], The Hindu, 2006
  3. ^ Mazid, Altaf (2006) Joymoti : The first radical film of India, Himal Magazine, March 2006.

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