Poster of Dr Bezbarua.

Dr Bezbarua‘- the Assamese thriller movie- will be screened at the 2019 International Film Festival of India (IFFI).

National Award-winning filmmaker-cum-film critic Utpal Borpujari tweeted about this on Friday.

“On this day in 1969, #DrBezbarua was released. Fifty years of a cult classic that remains a landmark in #AssameseCinema. It will be screened at @IFFIGoa this year,” he tweeted.

Directed by Brajen Barua and produced by Rangghar Cine Productions, ‘Dr Bezbarua’ was released in Assam on November 7, 1969.

‘Dr Bezbarua’ was marked as the beginning of the success of so-called commercial movies in the Assamese film industry.

It was the first movie where outdoor and indoor shooting entirely took place in various locations of Assam.

The movie starred Brajen Barua in the titular role along with Nipon Goswami, Renu Saikia, Meghali Devi, and Biju Phukan in pivotal roles.

The music was composed by Ramen Barua and lyrics penned by Brajen Barua and Eli Ahmed.

‘Jilika Jilika Tora Akakhore’, ‘Ki Naam Di Matim’, Moyna Kon Bidhatai Xajile’ are some of the popular songs of the movie sung by D’pen Barua and Nirmala Mishra.

The 50-year-old Assamese classic was made in Hindi as ‘Shivam’ with noted Bollywood actor Mohit Chauhan reprising the role of ‘Dr Bezbarua’.

Just like the original, ‘Shivam’s songs were also composed by Ramen Barua with popular Bollywood singers Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Shaan, Mahalaxmi Iyer and Rajyoti Konwar (from Assam) lending their voices.

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