By Our Correspondent
Guwahati, July 16,
Considering the fact that films are the best means to represent a nation to the world, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal requested eminent Hindi film actor-director Amol Palekar to use his huge experiences for the promotion of Assam’s regional film industry.
Palekar, who called on Sonowal at Brahmaputra guest house in the city on 15 July, talked on a wide range of issues concerning Assamese cinema, where the chief minister put the history of local film industry before him staring from the release of Joymati by Jyotiprasad Agarwala in 1935. Assam’s first movie was a talkie and it was released in a Kolkata cinema hall in March ’35.
Responding to Sonowal’s call for supporting the government in the process of developing the regional film industry, Palekar remembered immense contributions of Dr Bhupen Hazarika, Jahnu Barua, Seema Biswas etc for national film industry.
Palekar, in presence of Assam film finance development corporation Jatin Bora, finally hailed the will and initiative of Sonowal for taking substantial policy decisions for the development of Assamese
cinema to enable the people to look at the heritage of the State through cultural lens.