Iconic Anuradha Cinema hall of Guwahati completed 50 years! The film titled Midnight Song becomes the first Assamese movie released after the Covid-19 pandemic inducing national lockdown.
On 1st January, 2021 Anuradha Cinema celebrated its Golden Jubilee. Entrepreneur and philanthropist Dr. Phani Sharma, who originally hailed from Machkhowa village of Dhakuakhana, Dhemaji, established the cinema hall in 1971.
Anuradha Cinema hall is celebrating Golden Jubilee as On 1st January, 1971, the theatre was inaugurated by the then chief minister of Assam, Mahendra Mohan Choudhury, and the guest of honour was RG Baruah, who was also the mentor of Phani Sharma.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday attended a programme organised to commemorate the completion of 50 years of Anuradha Cineplex and the premiere show of Midnight Song the first Assamese movie released after the COVID-19 pandemic here.
Joined cine lovers at the premiere of 'Midnight Song', at Anuradha Cineplex, Guwahati, which is celebrating its golden jubilee.
The revival of the film industry is a welcome step for Assam. I wish the best for both 'Midnight Song' and the iconic cinema hall. pic.twitter.com/hnl2j6WL28
— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) January 27, 2021
Speaking on the occasion, Sonowal said that established in the year 1971 under the leadership of Phani Sharma, the fact that Anuradha Cineplex has completed 50 years of existence is a matter of encouragement and enthusiasm for the cultural life of the State.
Anuradha Cinema hall was the first to bring in Dolby Digital sound system in the state as well as 3D technology.
Assamese film, ‘Midnight Song’ (Cheers, The Sprint & Disguise) was selected to be screened at the India International Film Festival Of Boston (IIFFB) on September 14, 2019.
The film has been directed by Arunjit Borah and stars Rupam Chetia, Kalpana Kalita and Monuj Borkotoky.
National award-winning sound mixer Debajit Changmai has designed and mixed the sound for the film.