Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal attended a programme organised to commemorate the completion of 50 years of Anuradha Cineplex in Guwahati and the premiere show of new Assamese film ‘Midnight Song’ on January 27.
Speaking on the occasion, Sonowal said that established in the year 1971 under the leadership of Phani Sharma, the fact that Anuradha Cineplex completed its 50 years of long journey is a matter of encouragement and enthusiasm for the cultural life of the state.
Besides paying his rich tributes to Radha Govinda Baruah and others who took active role in the establishment of the cinema hall, Sonowal also congratulated proprietor Chinmay Sharma and his family members on the occasion.
Sonowal further said in the last 4.5 years, the present state government took several steps to motivate the artistes of the state.
He observed that in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, though exhibitions in the cinema halls were stopped, with the subsequent government interventions, the film industry in the state will resume its journey.
Premiere show of ‘Midnight Song’ at Anuradha Cineplex
While enjoying some portions of the premiere show of the movie ‘Midnight Song’, Sonowal appreciated producer Aparajita Bhuyan and director Arunjyoti Bora for the film.
He also hoped that the release of the film will inject a new vibrance into the Assam film industry.
Owner of Anuradha Cineplex Chinmay Sharma gave the welcome address of the programme which was also attended among others by former Union minister Bijoya Chakrabarty, eminent filmmaker Jahnu Baruah, national film awardee Malaya Goswami, eminent film actor Pranjal Saikia and host of others.