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Monday, November 21, 2011

Retrospective of Dr Bhabendra Nath Saikia, a treasure for film-buffs

Films of Dr Saikia
That Dr Bhabendra Nath Saikia sir's films like Agnisnan, Abartan and Sandhyarag etc were some of the  box office smashers of their time. people acorss the state were thronged around the famous cinemas in Assam to watch those unforgettable movies of Dr Saikia Sir. But his later movies due to some reasons could not create the magic.
The was related to the erstwhile  social-political condition of Assam. But his movies were always considered great movies for the sheer realism, great direction and impeccable story. He has transformed some his great stories into celluloid and films like Agnisnan, Abortan and Kolahol are such great poems on celluloid.

How to collect Bhabendra Nath Saikia's Assamese films as DVDs

But all said and done, most of his ventures were not commercially marketed, hence for those people of the earlier generation it is very difficult to tell the gen-next about the those great creation of Dr Saikia. In fact though a great fan of Dr Saikia Sir's stories, novels and films could not consider myself lucky enough to watch all his films. We have collected some of his films which were available in market as DVDs or CDs are Abortan, Itihaas and Dinabandhu(and for this I must thank my husband who relentlessly continued his effort to find out these CDs which are rarely available in upper Assam or any other towns except for Guwahati). But all other great films still remained a dream for us to collect. By the way we have watched Sarathi, Kolahol and Agnisnan in the Doordarshan telecast of Sunday regional movies as they were all winners of Rajat Kamal awards.

As a annual subscriber of Assamese fortnightly Prantik we are really very lucky that we can keep ourselves on track about the great things that happen Assam. Like many other great news we found this news too in Prantik that a collection of Dr Bhabendra Nath Saikia's movies are up for grab as 'Retrospectives of Dr Bhabendranath Saikia'. It has Abartan, Agnisnan, Kolahol, Sandhyaraag and Anirban.
There are these wonderful  people who made it quite easier for us to grab all the other movies by Dr Saikia including the winner of Best Screen play and Rajat Kamal winner Agnisnan. Anupam Hazarika is the person by whom we could know about this great venture. He has shaped this project beautifully and make it possible for film lovers to get this great collection by just ordering it from home over phone or email.

As an annual subscriber of Prantik we could get this collection Restospectives of Dr Bhabendra Nath Saikia at almost half the actual price and Mr hazarika delivered it to us without prior notice. Without any doubt this collection of Dr Saikia Sir's movies is one of our most prized possession in this life. For that I could not thank Mr Hazarika less for this much needed project for our posterity.

Buy Bhabendranath Saikia's books online

I am providing the seller's  phone number here so that anyone who is interested in collecting this  treasure trove of Saikia sir's films can order this. The price of this DVDs  are 1999INR in India and $199 for abroad.
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Update: An anonymous reader of my blog has provided this important information that the charge of this DVD pack is now only $99 including shipping charge. My heartfelt thanks to this reader!

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