Remembering Brajen Barua, the man who revolutionized Assamese cinema


GUWAHATI: The release of Assamese film ‘Dr Bezbarua’ on November 7, 1969 was a landmark in the history of Assamese cinema.

Produced by Rangghar Cine Production and directed by Brajen Barua, it was the first Assamese thriller to receive massive commercial success.

Director Barua cast himself in a double role, as the eponymous doctor and the villainous character in the film.

The film marked a pivotal beginning in the history of Assamese film. 

Born on February 27 in 1925, Brajen Barua made unparalleled contributions in the field of cinema.

Besides blockbuster ‘Dr Bezbarua’, he directed ‘Lalita’, ‘Ito Sito Bahuto’, ‘Mukuta’ and ‘Opaja Sonor Mati’.

Barua debuted as music director in Nip Barua’s film ‘Smritir Parash’.

Brajen Barua died on June 27 in 1972.

“Remembering Brajen Barua, who was an icon of the Assamese film industry, on his death anniversary. His 1969 blockbuster “Dr Bezbarua” revolutionised Assamese cinema, inspiring filmmakers and cinephiles alike,” MyGov Assam tweeted on his death anniversary on Sunday.