Guwahati: Patriotic movie ‘Piyali Phukan’ will be screened at Guwahati Press Club on 4 August (starting at 5 pm) next. Produced by Gama Prasad Agarwala under the banner of Rupajyoti Productions and directed by Natasurjya Phani Sharma, the Assamese feature film has cinematography by Subodh Banerjee and music by Dr Bhupen Hazarika.
The 1955 film has its casts including Phani Sharma (in the lead role), Iva Achao, Jnanada Kakati, Beena Devi, Hiren Choudhury, Bhupen Barua, Tulashi Das, Dulal Goswami etc.
Based on the life struggle of freedom fighter Piyali Phukan (Piyoli Phukan / Pioli Phukan), who was hanged by the British colonial forces in 1830, the film received the President’s certificate of merit.
Medical camp: Prior to the screening, a brief medical camp will be organized at press club, where the member-journalists along with their family members will receive free healthcare consultations and the opportunity to check their weight, blood sugar and pressure from 3 pm to 5 pm.