Doordarshan Eti Jantra

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Doordarshan Eti Jantra
Directed byRajesh Bhuyan
Produced bySanjive Narain
Screenplay byRajesh Bhuyan
Santanu Rowmuria
Himanshu Prasad
Santanu Rowmuria
Story byHimanshu Prasad Das
Based onEkhon Gaonot Eta TV Asil (Drama)
by Himanshu Prasad Das
StarringJatin Bora
Utpal Das
Prastuti Parashar
Moonmi Phukan
Music byMousum Gogoi
Edited byGagan Raj
Distributed byAM Television
Release date
  • 2 September 2016 (2016-09-02)
Running time
150 minutes

Doordarshan Eti Jantra (English: Television a Machine) is a 2016 Assamese language period drama film directed by Rajesh Bhuyan and produced by Sanjiv Narain under the banner of AM Television. The story is based on National School of Drama's alumnus Himanshu Prasad Das's play Ekhon Gaonot Eta TV Asil.[1] Director Rajesh Bhuyan is also the co screenplay writer along with Santanu Rowmuria. The original playwright Himanshu Prasad Das, and Santanu Rowmuria wrote the dialogues of the film. The film stars many of the renowned actors of Assamese film industry including Jatin Bora, Utpal Das, Prastuti Parashar and Moonmi Phukan in lead role. Released on 2 September 2016 in almost 50 theaters in Assam and Meghalaya (Shillong), the film has already become a superhit in Assam.[2]


A story that dates back to the '80s. An unusual machine makes an entry into a village. It is called TV. It provokes a huge ruckus with people from all over scrambling to have a look at this black and white TV stationed at the most wealthiest of village households.

A group of enthusiastic villagers getting together to dug a hole beside the house, setting up a bamboo pole where an antenna is mounted on top of it, the mechanic turning the antenna back and forth, the visuals coming out right occasionally but most times it looks as though there is a blizzard going on, with people of all shapes and sizes assembling on the floor – these are but some of the cherished moments that naturally unfolded when TV made its debut in this village.[3]


  • Jatin Bora as Kailash
  • Prastuti Parashar as Purnima
  • Utpal Das as Bitul
  • Moonmi Phukan as Selima
  • Maiteyi Goswami as Malati
  • Saurabh Hazarika as Malati's husband
  • Chetana Das as Kailash's neighbor (Guest appearance )
  • Siddhartha Sharma as Bitul's uncle (police officer)
  • Prosenjit Bora
  • Pranami Bora
  • Alokjyoti Saikia
  • Himanshu Prasad Das
  • Lakhi Borthakur
  • Rajib Kro
  • Bijit Dev Chowdhury
  • Manmath Barua
  • Tridiv Lahon



Critics Rating
Bookmyshow 8.9/10
FILMIPOP 1/5 stars


Doordarshan Eti Jantra
Soundtrack album by
Mousam Gogoi
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelAM Television
ProducerSanjiv Narain

The music of the movie is composed by Mousam Gogoi.

1."Gulopia Dugal"Mousam GogoiZubeen Garg, Priyanka Bharali3:11
2."Sai Sai Tumale Mur"Mousam GogoiZubeen Garg, Chayanika Dutta4:40

World Television Premier[edit]

The film is going to have its world television premiere on Prag News on 16 April 2017 at 12:30 PM IST.


Year Awards Category Receiver Result
2017 Prag Cine Awards Best Popular Film Won
Best Actor Male Jatin Bora Nominated
Best Actor Female Prastuti Parashar Nominated
Best Actor Female in Supporting Role Pranami Bora Nominated
Best Editing Gagan Raj Nominated


  1. ^ "New Assamese Film 'Doordarshan Eti Jantra'". 10 September 2016. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Doordarshan Eti Jantra is Releasing on September 2". 10 July 2016. Archived from the original on 10 September 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. ^ "Doordarshan Eti Jantra". Retrieved 10 March 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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