From a Correspondent
GAON, December 2: Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, released a book titled Legends of Indian Silver Screen recently in which the criticism and other writings on films by two Assamese writers, producers and film makers were included. They are Utpal Datta of Guwahati and Parthajit Borua of gaon who have brought the glory to the State.
The book was released by Arun Jaitley, Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Fince and Corporate Affairs at the opening of IFFI ( Intertiol Film Festival of India) 2015, Goa in presence of famous actress Sokshi Sinha, director Kabir Khan and actress Devika Bhise. The book is the latest addition to the endeavors of the Publication Division to document the evolution of Indian Cinema through the assessment of works of those who care for and contribute to film making in India.
The book is a compilation of essays on 23 lumiries who have been awarded the Dadasahib Phalke Award from 1992 to 2014. It includes Dilip Kumar, Gulzar, K Balachander, Sivaji Ganesan, Dr. Bhupen Hazarika among others. Eminent writers and film critics like Saibal Chatterjee, Ziyaus Salam, Swapan Mallick, Sanjit rwekar, Rachel Dwauer, Goutom Chintamoni, Utpal Datta and Parthajit Borua to me a few, have contributed to this anthology and have provided insightful write-ups on their persolities along with a critical evaluation of their contribution to Indian Cinema.
Writer Utpal Datta who contributed on Bhupen Hazarika is a tiol film award winning film critic, jourlist and author based in Guwahati and Parthajit Borua of gaon who contributed on Adoor Gopalakrishn is also an award winning film maker and cinema research scholar.