First in Assamese Movies


First in Assamese Movies¦First film maker of Assamese film¦First Assamese film director¦First dubbed film in India¦First Assamese actor to act in a Bengali Movie¦First Full length comedy movie in Assamese film¦First film with actor from outside of Assam

First in Assamese Movies


  1. First film maker of Assamese film Jyoti Prasad Agarwal.

  2. First Assamese film director Pramathesh Baruah, He Directed the Bengali film "Devadash" in 1934.

  3. First director of an Assamese film Jyoti Prasad Agarwala; he directed "Joymati". The film was released at Raonak Cinema (now Jyoti Cinema), Kolkata on 10th March 1935 and in the same year on 20th March at Kumar Bhaskar Natya Mandir, Guwahati.

  4. First dubbed film in India Joymati in (1935).

  5. First Assamese actor to act in a Bengali Movie Pramathesh Baruah. He acted in "Taki Kini Gulam" in 1930.

  6. First Full length comedy movie in Assamese film "Ito Sito Bahuto", Director was Brajen Barua.The film was released in 1963.

  7. First film with actor from outside of Assam "Era Batar Sur", released in 1956.Balraj Sahani acted in this film as a guest appearance. Dr. Bhupen Hazarika was the director.

  8. First Assamese partly coloured movie Shakuntala, released in 1961.The film was directed by Dr. Bhupen Hazarika.

  9. First Colour movie Bhaity (1972), Director was Kamalnarayan Choudhury.

  10. First Assamese film dubbed from Hindi Bhagya (1968).

  11. First Assamese thriller "Dr. Bezbaruah" (1969), Directed by Brajen Baruah.

  12. First Assamese film where a non Assamese singer sang a full song "Era Batar Sur"; here legendary singer of Indian Music Lata Mangeskar sang a song under the music direction of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika.

  13. First Assamese film to be screened in a foreign land 'Puberun' (1959). It was screened in Berlin. Director was Prabhat Mukherjee.

  14. First Long playing record of an Assamese Film "Chik-mik Bijuli" (1969), directed by Dr. Bhupen Hazarika.

  15. First Assamese film to receive a national award "Piyali Phukan", this film received the Repute Certificate of Merit. Directed by Phani Sharma.

  16. First adult movie "Marichika" (1972); directed by Amulya Manna.

  17. First adult movie which was released "Hridayar Prayojan" (1972), directed by Gauri Barman.

  18. First movie broadcast in Doordarshan 'Bristi' (1974), directed by Deuti Baruah.

  19. First movie screened in Indian panorama 'Sandhyarag' (1977), directed by Dr. Bhabendranath Saikia.

  20. First Eastman colour movie 'Ajali Nabou' (1980), directed by Nip Baruah.

  21. First lady director Suprabha Devi, she directed 'Nayanmani' in 1983.

  22. First Assamese cinema scope movie 'Jeevan Surabhi' (1984), directed by Naresh Kumar.

  23. First movie to get best screen play award in national level 'Agnisnan' (1985), Directed by Dr. Bhabendranath Saikia.

  24. First film to receive Swarna Kamal award 'Haladhiya Charaye Baodhan Khaay' (1987), directed by Jahnu Baruah.

  25. First children movie Abuj Bedana (1993), directed by Gunasindhu Hazarika.

  26. First film which was screened as an Inaugural movie of the Indian panorama Rag Birag (1996), directed by Bidyut Chakrabarty.


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