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Directed by Jahnu Barua
Produced by Jahnu Barua
Written by Jahnu Barua
J. S. Rao
Starring Biju Phukan
Suhasini Mulay
Sushil Goswami
Dulal Roy
Girish Karnad
Farooq Sheikh
Kulbhushan Kharbanda
Sushma Seth
Indra Bania
Music by Bhupen Hazarika
Cinematography Binod Pradhan
Edited by Jahnu Barua
Distributed by National Film Development Corporation of India
Release date
  • 1982 (1982)
Running time
124 minutes
Country India
Language Assamese and Hindi

Aparoopa is a 1982 Assamese language film directed by Jahnu Barua.[1][2] It is the first feature film of the director[1] and also the first Assamese film produced by National Film Development Corporation of India.[3] The film starred Biju Phukan, Suhasini Mulay, Sushil Goswami and Girish Karnad. This film was also made into Hindi titled Apeksha.[2]


The story is set in the colonial period in Assam. The film deals with a young woman who has to give up her university education for her arranged marriage with a rich tea-planter. The plantation and its social routine become a prison of boredom for her since her husband completely neglects her for his business. Things get worse when she discovers, outraged, that her marriage was for the sake of wiping off a huge debt owed by her father. She considers herself as having been sold to her husband. Then one day an old classmate, now an army officer, visits them. Depressed, she gets drawn to her ex-lover from whom she seeks fulfillment.[1][2][3]

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  • National Film Award – Best Regional Film (1983)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Jahnu Barua Retrospective - Film Festival". Buzzintown. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Aparoopa". Onlinesivasagar. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Jahnu Barua". Chaosmag. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 

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