Directed by Brojen Baruah, Dr. Bezbarua is an Assamese film which became a big box-office hit in the year 1969. It was the first Assamese crime thriller. Here are 7 facts you should know about this masterpiece.
- 1. The Beginning of Success of So-Called Commercial Movies
- 2. The Earliest Films to be Shot in Natural Surroundings
- 3. Music was Composed by Younger Brother of Brajen Barua.
- 4. Won National Film Awards
- 5. The Beginning of the Establishment of the Star System in Movies
- 6. Rise of the Hero – Nipon Goswami
- 7. The Hindi Remake of Dr. Bezbaruah
- Update 2023 – Sequal of this film has been released as Dr. Bezbaruah 2
1. The Beginning of Success of So-Called Commercial Movies
Directed by Brajen Barua, Dr, Bezbaruah was released on 1969 which became a big box office hit and It was marked as the beginning of success of so-called commercial movies in Assamese Film industry.
2. The Earliest Films to be Shot in Natural Surroundings
It was also one of the earliest films to be shot in natural surroundings, rather than in studio sets. It was made with a budget of almost one lakh rupees.
3. Music was Composed by Younger Brother of Brajen Barua.
And who can forget the music of Dr. Bezbaruah! It was composed by Ramen Barua, the brother of Brojen Barua. The music rights were owned by HMV, and the songs were, till 2011, still available in audio tapes. Some of the songs of this film are “Moyna Kon Bidhatai”, “Ki Naam Di Matim”, “Jilika Jilika Tora Akakhore”, “Phool Phool Phool” which was sung by Dipen Barua, Nirmala Mishra.
4. Won National Film Awards
The film was adjudged the Best Regional Film at the National Film Awards in 1969. In an interview with the author, actor Nipon Goswami, who played the young male lead in Dr. Bezbarua, reminisces, “Brojenda can be said to have established the growth of the Assamese technicians for he did not go to Kolkata to do the shooting, and he also started the system of shooting in real locations like actual houses instead of on sets”
5. The Beginning of the Establishment of the Star System in Movies
The late 1950s and 1960s also witnessed the beginning of the establishment of the star system. Biju Phukan, who made his appearance in a dance sequence in Brojen Barua’s Dr. Bezbarua, went on to become one of the most popular heroes of his time. He is considered to be one of the most natural actors in Assam. His first release as a hero was adjudged the Best Regional Film at the National Film Awards.
6. Rise of the Hero – Nipon Goswami
Nipon Goswami, a Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) graduate, was the hero of the film Sangram (Struggle) in 1968, it was only with Dr. Bezbarua’s release that he tasted fame, and could establish himself as a hero. Goswami shared the space as undisputed heroes in the 1970s and 1980s. he graduated to character roles in later years.
7. The Hindi Remake of Dr. Bezbaruah
Years later, A Hindi movie titled as Shivam has been remade from this film which was produced by Jogiraj Choudhury and directed by Anshuman Barua, nephew of the film’s original maker Brojen Barua.
Update 2023 – Sequal of this film has been released as Dr. Bezbaruah 2
Dr. Bezbaruah 2 is an exhilarating Assamese-language suspense thriller that hit the silver screens on February 3, 2023. Directed by the late Assamese actor Nipon Goswami, who also portrayed the lead role in the prequel, Dr. Bezbarua, this film takes audiences on a thrilling ride filled with suspense, mystery, and intrigue. With a talented cast, a gripping storyline, and haunting music by Zubeen Garg, this sequel brings a fresh wave of excitement to Assamese cinema.
The Legacy Continues: Dr. Bezbaruah 2 follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, Dr. Bezbarua, which was released 53 years earlier. This sequel carries forward the legacy of the franchise, promising fans a compelling narrative that pays homage to the original while introducing new elements to captivate a modern audience. Directed by the late Nipon Goswami, a stalwart of Assamese cinema, this film carries a sense of nostalgia and reverence for the beloved character.
Behind the Scenes: The creative genius behind Dr. Bezbaruah 2 lies in the hands of writer Rajdweep, who crafted the story, screenplay, and dialogues that keep viewers at the edge of their seats. The film’s music, composed by Zubeen Garg, adds an extra layer of depth to the storytelling, enhancing the emotional impact of every scene. Produced by Sanjive Narain and co-produced by Akshata Narain under the banner of AM Television, this project brings together a passionate team dedicated to delivering an unforgettable cinematic experience.
The Cast: The ensemble cast of Dr. Bezbaruah 2 is led by the versatile Adil Hussain, who takes on the role of Dr. Bezbaruah. Zubeen Garg plays the character of DSP Mahadev Borbaruah, adding depth and intensity to the story. Siddharth Nipon Goswami portrays Advocate Shantanu Choudhary, Kingkini Goswami plays the role of Sneha, and Nipon Goswami makes a cameo appearance as Pradip Duarah. With talent like Madhurima Choudhury, Arun Hazarika, Gaurab Borah, Jeanatte Bay, Papori Saikia, Padmaraag Goswami, Rajiv Kro, Ashim Baishya, Bhaskar Tamuly, and Rimpi Das in a special appearance in the song “Phool Phool,” the film boasts a strong and diverse ensemble.
The Plot Unveiled: Dr. Bezbaruah 2 takes the audience on a rollercoaster ride through the complex world of suspense and intrigue. With a gripping storyline filled with unexpected twists and turns, the film revolves around Dr. Bezbaruah’s quest for truth and justice, aided by DSP Mahadev Borbaruah and Advocate Shantanu Choudhary. As they uncover layers of deception, the stakes get higher, leading to a thrilling climax that will leave the audience in awe.
Dr. Bezbaruah 2 is not just a sequel; it’s a cinematic journey that pays tribute to its predecessor while delivering an enthralling experience to a new generation of viewers. With a stellar cast, a compelling narrative, and soul-stirring music, this Assamese suspense thriller is a must-watch for anyone who craves a thrilling cinematic adventure. It reinforces the enduring legacy of Assamese cinema and showcases the talent and dedication of the people behind the scenes who bring these stories to life on the big screen.