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Assamese cinema

Film industry based in Assam, India / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Assamese cinema (formerly Jollywood), is an Indian film industry of Assamese-language. It is based in Assam, India. The industry was born in 1935 when Jyoti Prasad Agarwala released his movie Joymoti. Since then the Assamese cinema has developed a slow-paced, sensitive style. In beginning the industry were called Jollywood,[3][4] named for Agarwala's Jyoti Chitraban Film Studio.[5]

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Assamese cinema
Gold Digital Cinema in Golaghat
Gold Digital Cinema in Golaghat; Gold Digital Cinema is one of the largest multiplex chain of Assam
No. of screensApprox. 82 in the state of Assam[1]
Main distributorsASFFDC
AM Television
Dolphin Films Pvt. Ltd
Produced feature films (2017)[2]
Total16 in the year 2017
Gross box office (2019)
Total10 crore (US$1.3 million)

Despite its long history and its artistic successes, for a state that has always taken its cinema seriously, Assamese cinema has never really managed to break through on the national scene despite its film industry making a mark in the National Awards over the years. Although the beginning of the 21st century has seen Bollywood-style Assamese movies hitting the screen, the industry has not been able to compete in the market, significantly overshadowed by the larger industries such as Bollywood.[6]

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