Wednesday, 20 June 2018



 - Manoj Kulkarni

Pioneer of Assamese Cinema..Jyoti Prasad Agarwala!

Recently there was 115th Birth Anniversary of Assamese Playwright and Filmmaker Jyoti Prasad Agarwala! He made first Assamese feature film 'Joymoti' in 1935!

Jyoti Prasad Agarwala in making of first Assamese film!
After studying Film-making at 'UFA Studio', Germany..Jyoti Prasad Agarwala participated in Indian Independence activities! Then in 1932 he formed 'Chitraban Studio' in Bholaguri Tea Estate. In 1933 he started making film on a play 'Sati Joymoti' by Laxminath Bezbarua.

Released in 1935 his 'Joymoti' was the first Assamese film in which Aideu Handique portrayed title role of Ahom Princess Soti Joymoti! After this in 1939 he made romantic film 'Indramalati' on his own story! He also wrote songs and composed music..which called 'Jyoti Xongit'!
Aideu Handique in & as 'Joymoti' (1935).

Considered as Assamese Cultural Icon..he popularly known as Rupkonwar! He died on 17th January, 1951..And his death anniversary called as 'Silpi Divas' (Artist's Day).

Tribute to this pioneer of Assamese Cinema!!

- Manoj Kulkarni
['Chitrasrushti', Pune]

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