(Last Updated on : 16/08/2014)
The Assamese actors with their powerhouse performance redefined the Assamese cinema too a great extent. The history of Assamese cinema
unfolds the fact that cinema in Assam began straight way with a Talkie. The early Assamese films centered on legendary genius, Rupkonar Jyotiprasad Agarwala and it was his dream, versatility and genius that ushered in the feel of contemporaneousness in Assamese films. That was just the beginning later the Assamese directors
teamed with the Assamese actors offered a whole new facet to Assamese cinema.
The Assamese actors mostly hail from the stage. This has been true for great Assamese actors like Phani Sarma. He was instrumental in establishing the Assamese film industry. It was he who made the first Assamese movie in 1935, Joymati. Apart from being a popular actor he was also a well known playwright. Such talented Assamese actors have for years adorned the silver screen and entertained the audiences.
The star system
in India is such that the masses literally worship their onscreen heroes and heroines. This is also true for the Assamese film industry as well. Apart from entertaining the audiences they have also achieved recognition at the national arena for their superb performances. As is the case with the Oriya movies
in the Assamese movies too stars from Bollywood have appeared. Bindiya Goswami is one of them.
Some of the well known Assamese actors are Tara, Jamuna Baruah, Jatin Bora, Moloya Goswami, Geetawali Rajkumari, Chetana Das, Trisha Saikia, Jotin Borah, Ravi Sarma, Gayotry Mahanta, Hiranya Das, Hiranya Deka, Nipon Goswami, Biju Phukan, Jharna Saikia, Tapan Das, Mridula Boruah, Aimee Boruah, Prastuti Parashar, Bornali Pujari, Barasha Rani Bishaya, Jerifa Wahid, Nayan Nirban, Ankur Bishaya, Pranjal Saikia, Rajiv Goswami, Purabi Sarma, Malaya Goswami, Bidya Rao, Nishita Goswami, Bishnu Kharghoria, Atul Pachoni, Divya Desai and others.