GUWAHATI, July 18 - A documentary film on Assam�s revolutionary hero Maniram Dewan, made by Kolkata-based banker Boddhisatya Tarafdar, and featuring music by the Nandy Sisters, Antara Nandy and Ankita Nandy, was released recently.
The documentary film, titled Great Revolutionary Maniram Dewan, is about the life of the entrepreneur who introduced �Assam Tea� to the world. Maniram Dewan was the first Indian tea planter to grow tea commercially in Assam during the rule of the British East India Company. Later, he understood that the British were exploiting the people, and he protested against it. He was hanged by the British because of his revolutionary activities.
The Nandy Sisters song from the Assamese film Chameli Memsaab featured as the background music for the documentary film, which was edited by Supriyo Mukherjee.
Speaking about the documentary, Tarafdar said, �I thought about making a documentary about this great man from Assam and I believe people should know about his sacrifice, along with the story about how tea plantations started in India.�
Supriyo Mukherjee added, �I was totally unaware about the story of Maniram Dewan till I worked on this project. Having a cup of tea was always special, but now it gives me a great feeling!�
Tarafdar, a banker by profession, has also made other documentaries on historical subjects. His main focus in on the Indian Freedom Struggle and the contributions of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.