Now aspiring actors from the region can learn acting through a unique masterclass series in Assamese language which is streaming on newly-launched OTT platform Reeldrama.
The 22-episode series – Acting Masterclass with Anupam Kaushik Borah – deals with the basic and practical concept of acting, actor’s preparation, preparation for a character and how to act on stage as well as in front of the camera – in separate, dedicated chapters.
The masterclass is a practical and demonstration-rich program for acting and film enthusiasts. Darathie Bhardwaj and Kaushik Nath of ‘Bornodi Bhotiai’ fame participated in the masterclass as acting demonstrators. They are also playing two romantically linked characters in a light hearted short fiction piece within the class. It is part of the demonstration and is spread across the episodes like a tiny series.
The masterclass, streaming on Reeldrama, also features ace actors and famed actor trainers Tapan Das, Baharul Islam, Zerifa Wahid, Jyoti Narayan Nath, Kapil Borah, Pakiza Begam, Lima Das, Himangshu Prasad Das and Himangshu Gogoi in various episodes and they give invaluable tips to the aspiring actors.
‘First programme of its kind in Assamese language’
This is the first programme of its kind in the Assamese language. Anupam Kaushik Borah said: “In my growing up years I had limited opportunities to learn acting. I had to travel the whole country to attend workshops and getting into NSD was no easy task. Training actors is one thing I love and I have been doing besides acting. I wanted to share my life-long learning about the art, my own understanding of it and my own practices with all who want to learn the art.”
Acting training through videos is a new and challenging experience for the trainer as well as the trainees. Borah says it was a learning experience for him too. “I am forever grateful to my teachers and master actor trainers. If the passionate learners of acting are benefitted by my class then I shall think my hard work pays off.”
The masterclass was shot by Prayash Sharma Tamuly, edited by Simanta Das and music is composed by Dharmajyoti Baruah.
Reeldrama is an OTT platform with loads of Assamese content. The platform hosts movies from different genres, web series, shows from the field of music, comedy, poetry, cookery and devotion. Reeldrama is available on the web, Google Play Store and Apple Appstore.