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Ailing Assamese film industry needs urgent govt help: Nipon

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GUWAHATI, Feb 21 � Despite the gloom prevailing in the Assamese film industry, veteran actor Nipon Goswami is still hopeful of better days for the industry that witnessed a change with Dr Bezbaruah, the film that created a kind of hero worship in the State.

Participating in the Guest of the Month programme at Guwahati Press Club here, Goswami who has many hit films to his credit shared his experiences as an actor and his observation on the ills plaguing the Assamese film industry.

�I don�t claim any perfection. I am still learning the art of acting,� said Goswami humbly. This actor who started his acting career with an insignificant role in Pioli Phukan has touched the hearts of the audience with his powerful performance in films like Aajoli Nobou, Ghar Sansar, Kakadeuta Naati Aru Haati, Siraaj, etc.

Observing on the prevailing scenario in the Assamese film industry, Goswami regretted that in spite of repeated requests to the Government of Assam to do the needful to revive the ailing film industry, nothing was done.

�It is really very pathetic that after so many hit films at one time, the industry failed to maintain that trend. The government must not ignore the problems in the film industry as it is integral to our cultural identity,� mentioned Goswami calling upon the government to act on the long standing demand of the cultural fraternity for setting up mini cinema halls across the State.

�Another problem for the film fraternity is that the distributors give preference to Hindi films over Assamese films.

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Ailing Assamese film industry needs urgent govt help: Nipon

GUWAHATI, Feb 21 � Despite the gloom prevailing in the Assamese film industry, veteran actor Nipon Goswami is still hopeful of better days for the industry that witnessed a change with Dr Bezbaruah, the film that created a kind of hero worship in the State.

Participating in the Guest of the Month programme at Guwahati Press Club here, Goswami who has many hit films to his credit shared his experiences as an actor and his observation on the ills plaguing the Assamese film industry.

�I don�t claim any perfection. I am still learning the art of acting,� said Goswami humbly. This actor who started his acting career with an insignificant role in Pioli Phukan has touched the hearts of the audience with his powerful performance in films like Aajoli Nobou, Ghar Sansar, Kakadeuta Naati Aru Haati, Siraaj, etc.

Observing on the prevailing scenario in the Assamese film industry, Goswami regretted that in spite of repeated requests to the Government of Assam to do the needful to revive the ailing film industry, nothing was done.

�It is really very pathetic that after so many hit films at one time, the industry failed to maintain that trend. The government must not ignore the problems in the film industry as it is integral to our cultural identity,� mentioned Goswami calling upon the government to act on the long standing demand of the cultural fraternity for setting up mini cinema halls across the State.

�Another problem for the film fraternity is that the distributors give preference to Hindi films over Assamese films.

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