July 2, 2019

Silver Jubilee Celebrations of ‘Limelight Film Directory’

It was in the fall of 1996 that the first film directory of the Northeast – ‘Limelight Film Directory’, was formally released in a function held at the office premises of ‘Roopkar’ in Pubsarania, Guwahati. The book, published by Sishu-Sashi Prakashan, really filled a long-standing need. Edited and compiled by Arunlochan Das, who has been a cine-journalist since the mid-seventies, the first edition of the ‘Limelight Film Directory’ was released by popular actor Biju Phukan. The function, which commenced with the lighting of the traditional lamp by the Best Actor winning artiste of Locarno International Film Festival, Indra Bania, consequently marked the launch of the publishing banner Sishu-Sashi Prakashan, which was dedicated to the memory of Arunlochan Das’s parents, and which features Jonali Das as its publisher. 

We have our own appropriate addresses now,” a contented Bania then told during his speech in the function, which was presided by the Principal of North Gauhati College and noted litterateur, Dr Bhrigu Mohan Goswami.

A lot of headway has been made in putting together the upcoming ‘Limelight Film Directory’ for the years 2020-21, on the occasion of its 25th anniversary. No stones have been left unturned to make this special edition as complete and unique for the readers as possible. This time, the directory will feature several facts and informations behind the making of Deuti Barua’s Assamese classic ‘Brishti’ (1975). 

It will be quite a treat for the readers to go through the film’s story, lyrics, comments from its artistes and technicians, accompanied by some rare still-photographs, etc. In addition to the complete lists of films made in the tribal languages, there will also be short biographies on eminent artistes associated with art and culture in the segment ‘Kola Tirtha’. Artistes and technicians (including those whose phone numbers and addresses have changed) are hereby requested to send in their proper addresses, phone numbers and photographs to the following address : Arunlochan Das, Limelight, Swati Enclave, House No. 50, Third Floor, 3-C, Rajgarh Link Road, Anil Nagar, Guwahati - 781007. Mobile Nos. - 99541-47133.

Prantik Deka


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