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Assamese Movies Set In Rural Backdrops

Assamese Movies Set In Rural Backdrops Assamese Article

Nestled in the lush landscapes of Assam, the Assamese cinema industry produces cinemas that are not just a source of entertainment but also a source of culture, creativity, and most importantly, the display of tradition and wisdom. Assamese movies set against rural backdrops transport audiences into a realm where untouched natural beauty and community life seamlessly intertwine.
These movies charm viewers beyond the hustle and bustle of urban reality, immersing them in stories that echo the rhythms of rural life. So, for you to enjoy the simplicity and beauty of countryside stories, we have curated a list of 10 must-watch Assamese movies that are perfect for you.

1. Firingoti

This is one of the gem movies directed by Jahnu Barua and stars talented actors like Moloya Goswami, Bishnu Kharghoria, and Lakhyadhar Choudhury. The story evolves against the backdrop of the 1962 Sino-India war. The story focuses on the character Ritu, a widowed teacher. Having been transferred to the old-fashioned Assamese village of Koronga, she discovers that the local school was engulfed by a fire breakout a decade ago. Ritu does not get distracted by the challenges she faces, undertakes the challenging task of reconstructing the school, and initiates a campaign among the villagers to support this effort.

2. Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai

The movie is directed by Jahnu Barua and stars Indra Bania, Purnima Pathak, Gaurav Bania, and Shobhana Gogoi. In this poignant social drama, a humble farmer, Rokheshwar, falls prey to the selfishness of a greedy and villainous landowner. He is forced to abandon the farm his father has received due to the absence of a never-resolved mortgage receipt. The loss extends to his livestock, and in a desperate move, he sends his young son to work as an errand boy for the landlord. Bora’s degradation comes when he is forced into erecting political banners that praise the virtues of the very man responsible for driving him from his land and destroying his life.

3. Chameli Memsaab

The film is directed by Abdul Majid. It stars actors like Binita Borgohain, George Baker, Hadi Alam Bora, and Anil Chatterjee. This movie unfolds lush green tea gardens in Assam, gripping the viewers in a tale of love, conspiracy, and accusation. The story is about a British tea estate owner named Berkeley (George Baker). His life takes a surprising turn when he falls deeply in love with Chameli (Binita Borgohain), a local girl who works at the tea estate. The cultural and social complexities pose problems for their relationship and add a layer of depth to the storyline. As the plot builds, Berkeley and Chameli embark on a journey of romance that ends in marriage. However, the love story takes a dark twist when Berkeley finds himself trapped in the web of suspicion, accused of Chameli’s murder. This movie is a must-see for viewers who have a taste for thriller movies.

4. Konikar Ramdhenu

Jahnu Barua directed the movie. It casts Bishnu Kharghoria, Moloya Goswami, Ronik, and Dinesh Das. The movie is about an 11-year-old Kukoi who escapes from his village to work at a city garage. The boy faces molestation by his owner, and in a struggle between them, Kukoi hits the owner, which leads to his death. Kukoi is then trialed and sent to a juvenile home. Biswa Boro, the warden of the home, is a good and understanding man. He cajoles the boy into a confession of the true incident of the painful event. Kukoi is again brought in front of the magistrate. This time, Kukoi gets his release order and custody from his parents or any responsible guardian. Biswa goes to Kukoi's village, where he finds out that the boy’s mother died years ago and that his stepfather had disowned him. Biswa, who is now retired & does not have children, decides to adopt Kukoi.

5. Hiya Diya Niya

In this whirlwind of matchmaking, a wealthy family hunts for a suitable match for their daughter. The father wants to marry his daughter to his friend’s son from the village, but the mother of the girl has her eyes set on an NRI boy. Sparking family tensions over differing preferences in the quest for the perfect husband.

6. Ajeyo

Jahnu Barua directed the movie. It stars Rupam Chetia, Jupitora Bhuyan, Kapil Bora, and Bishnu Kharghoria. The movie Ajeyo vividly portrays the ruthless battles of Gajen Keot, a passionate and principled revolutionary youth. Gajen Keot courageously fought against social injustices in rural Assam during India’s freedom movement. This movie is a great, ground-breaking depiction of society during British rule and showcases the complexities of society.

7. Calendar

Himjyoti Talukdar directed the film Calendar. It stars Arun Nath, Moloya Goswami, Gunjan Bhardwaj, and Rimjhim Deka. The movie revolves around the tranquil routine of a retired life in a small Assamese hamlet. Hitesh and Manorama Kakati, a couple, experience upheaval as a few marked dates on the calendar alter their circumstances forever.

8. Jetuka Pator Dore

Jadumoni Dutta directed the movie. Jetuka Pator Dore casts Aimee Baruah, Raag Oiinitom, Bishnu Kharghoria, and Kapil Bora. The movie revolves around Radha, who is an orphan turned rebellious student. She meets with her childhood friend Rajat to face a long-standing problem in their village. The question lingers: Can she be the trigger for the change?

9. Ishu

Utpal Borpujari directed the movie. It stars Bishnu Kharghoria, Tonthoi Leishangthem, Kapil Garo, and Dipika Deka. The movie is about a little Ishu whose beloved aunt Ambika has vanished. She was labeled as a witch. The story explores the burning question: Can Ishu bring back her aunt?

10. Joymat

Jyotiprasad Agarwala directed the movie and stars Aideu Handique, Phanu Barua, Swargajyoti Barooah, and Mohini Rajkumari. The movie is about an Ahom princess who meets a tragic end at the hands of Borphukan, the Ahom king when she refuses to betray her husband.