Eros International, a global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, has ventured into Assamese cinema with the upcoming movie ‘The Underworld’.
Speaking about the first such backing to an Assamese film, actress Parineeta Borthakur, who plays the female-lead in the film, says she is “really happy” to be a part of the project.
“This is the first time in the history of Assamese cinema that an international banner is going to present an Assamese movie. I am really happy to see such a big step in Assamese cinema,” the actress was quoted as saying by news agency IANS.
“I hope people love this film even more. Our first schedule got over on Thursday and the second schedule will start mid-February,” the actress added.
The film also stars Assam’s musical icon Zubeen Garg, Biju Phukan, Nipon Goswami and Utpal Das.
Directed by Rajesh Jashpal, the film’s music has been composed by Zubeen.
The news comes a time when Assamese films are struggling for screen-space as cinema halls are forced to screen Bollywood movies due to ‘pure economics’.
Some of the biggest Eros International’s movies include Salman Khan-starrer ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, ‘Bajirao Mastani’ and ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’.