Move to revive ailing Assam film industry

The Assam government is taking serious steps to revive the state’s ailing film industry.

Written by Screen Correspondent | Published:January 6, 2012 7:18 pm

The Assam government is taking serious steps to revive the state’s ailing film industry. The state’s Cultural Affairs Minister Pranati Phukan held a meeting recently with celebrated filmmakers of the state and discussed methods to help the industry.

The meeting was attended among others by film directors Munin Barua,Manju Bora,Bani Das and noted actos Nipon Goswami and Biju Phukan. The minister expressed the willingness to solve the problems relating to the production of films and poor condition of Assamese cinema halls.

Taking part in the deliberation,owner of a major chain of cinema halls in the city,Chinmoy Sarma,assured all steps will be taken to upgrade the auditoria to draw more crowds.

Stressing the need to open over 100 cinema halls in the city which have been closed,the film fraternity urged the government to release new Assamese movies simultaneously in at least 60 halls in line with Bollywood movies to draw crowd.

The minister assured the delegation of all help from the government’s side.

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