Assamese Filmmaker Jones Mahalia Passed Away.
Assamese Filmmaker Jones Mahalia Passed Away, Jones Mahalia passed away at the Hayat Hospital right here this night. He was 69. Mahalia was admitted to the hospital following kidney issues on January 31. His situation deteriorated at the moment and he suffered a number of cardiac arrests earlier than the top got here at 5.50 pm, household sources stated.
Born to Bhuyan Mahalia and Numali Mahalia at Diplonga village close to Sootea in Sonitpur district on November 1, 1946, Jones Mahalia matriculated from the Sootea Excessive College in 1964 and did his commencement from Arya Vidyapith Faculty, Guwahati. He obtained his diploma in movie route on the Pune-based Movie and Tv Institute in 1971.
Mahalia’s first movie, Duranir Rang (1979) – which he each directed and produced – established him as a filmmaker with reputation. He, nonetheless, didn’t make many movies and the following movie, Bahagar Duparia – one other main hit – got here in 1984. He did a Bodo movie in 1991, which was adopted by one other movie, Jugantarar Tejal Puwa, in 2000. By the way, it was the primary Assamese movie to be shot on a international locale (Nepal). His final movie, Mahasamar, was launched in 2012.
He additionally served in numerous capacities within the Movies Division beneath the Union Ministry of Info and Broadcasting. He left the job to commit wholeheartedly to filmmaking. Whereas within the Movies Division, he made 9 departmental documentaries. In 1993, he produced and directed the favored Assamese serial, Pratighat, for Doordarshan, Guwahati. Another serials produced and directed by him embody Anek Phular Surabhi, Kaalratna, Surangar Majere, Dasami, Operation Medicine, Ghat Pratighat, Dance Parade, Jivan Jonak and Rhythm Time.
In 1997, he produced for PPC North-East, Concord North East, a serial based mostly on dance and music. The choreography was carried out by his daughter, Jinny Mahalia. He made a couple of video movies as nicely. His son, Jerry Mahalia, is a music director.