Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Pramathesh Barua - A Assamesse Royal Clan from Assam

                                                           Pramathesh Barua

Director, actor Pramathesh Barua made huge contribution and impact in the early stage of film making in India. Barua was born in 1903 in the state of Assam. In 1920, completed Matriculation (10th grade) from Hare School and then did Bachelors of Science from Presidency College. First acted in a silent film named 'Panchashar'. Barua was a vivid photographer and went abroad to learn about the technical details of photography. He invested money in Dhiren Ganguly's Dominian Films and acted under their banner too. With recommendations from Rabindranath Tagore, he went to Mr. Rogers in Paris to learn camera operation and cinematography. Established a studio in Calcutta named as Barua Film Studio. In 1935, the film 'Devdas' was released which took him to the pinnacle of popularity. Acted and directed many movies in both Bengali and Hindi. Barua died in 1953.



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