Film critic Manoj Borpujari in Assam Women University
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Eminent film critic Manoj Barpujari hailed the current crop of young filmmakers and their creations as a new wave in Assamese cinema.

Delivering a talk on ‘Depiction of women and feminism in cinema’ at the Assam Women’s University in eastern Assam’s Jorhat on Monday, he told the students and the faculty Rima Das was a powerful filmmaker of the contemporary moment.

“Her storytelling skills surpass many writers of today, writing in Assamese literature,” Borpujari said.

Barpujari started his deliberations by dwelling at length on the politics and aesthetics of the first Assamese film ‘Joymoti‘.

Arguing that it was the first feminist film of India, Barpujari also talked on the travails faced by women artistes in cinema in general.

The talk was organized by the Department of Mass Communication in association with the English department of Assam Women’s University.

The event was moderated by Ankan Rajkumar and Prashanta Puzari who are respectively assistant professors from the department of Mass Communication and English of the university.

The function was inaugurated by Orpa Baglary, registrar and attended by Lakhi Kanta Hazarika, academic registrar of Assam Women’s University.

They pointed out that such scholarly talks on cinema will definitely improve the consciousness and appreciation of students of good cinema.

Smita Bhattacharyya

Smita Bhattacharyya is Northeast Now Correspondent in Jorhat. She can be reached at:

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