Narakasur for GPC screening
Guwahati: On the occasion of Ambubachi festival at Mother Goddess Kamakhya temple atop Nilachal hill in the city, an old Assamese classic Narakasur will be screened at Guwahati Press Club (GPC) tomorrow (21 June) starting from 3.30 pm.
Narakasur, a legendary demon, is considered as the founding ruler of Bhauma dynasty of Pragjyotishapur (ancient Assam). Asur Naraka wanted to marry Ma Kamakhya and finally, he was killed by Lord Vishnu with the aid of the goddess. King Bhagadatta of epic Mahabharata fame succeeded his father.
Produced by Bhaskar Chitrakala co-operative limited of Nalbari in 1961, the b&w feature film was directed by Nip Barua. Based on a story of Atul Hazarika, the movie has
Screenplay by Amalendu Bagchi, music by Brajen Barua and cinematography by Nalin Dowerah. The casts include Phani Sharma, Eva Achao, Dharani Choudhury, Jnanada Kakati, Beena Das etc.