The world of Assamese celluloid: ‘yesterday and today’


  • Violet Barman Deka Delhi University



Assamese cinema, Regional cinema, Jyotiprasad Agarwala, Regional filmmaker, Covid-19, OTT platform


The study explores the entire journey of the Assamese cinema, which means a journey that will narrate many stories from its past and present, furthermore also will try to analyze its future potential. This paper deals with the trends emerging in genres, technical advancement, and visual representation along with a cult that emphasized the commercial success of cinema by toeing the style of Bollywood and world cinema. It explores the new journey of Assamese cinema, which deals with small budgets, realistic approaches, and portraying stories from the native lanes. It also touches upon the phase of ‘freeze’ that the Assamese cinema industry was undergoing due to global pandemic Covid-19.

Author Biography

Violet Barman Deka, Delhi University

I have completed by Ph.D from Delhi University and currently working as a freelancer in the filed of media and also in the area of academic.


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How to Cite

Deka, V. B. (2021). The world of Assamese celluloid: ‘yesterday and today’. CINEJ Cinema Journal, 9(1), 393–423.