History of Assamese cinema since 1935-1985

Boby Sarma Baruah

Abstract


Assamese cinema as a regional division of Indian cinema emerged in the year 1935 with Jyoti Prasad Agarwala’s Joymoti.  For the proper understanding of the history of Assamese cinema, a study on the first phase (1935-1985) of its growth and development becomes important. This paper will be an attempt to delineate some specificities of this phase. It will illustrate the distinctiveness in respect of its thematic and stylistic features of the films of this phase along with its differences with the other Indian films of that period. Apart from that the paper will also show the importance of this phase in the development of Assamese cinema.


Keywords


Assamese Cinema, Regional Cinema, Jyoti Prasad Agarwala, Pre-Post Independent Era

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