In recent times, as the number of Assamese films produced has increased steadily, a number of relative problems and hurdles have also surfaced. Since quite a few years now, a number of veteran artists of the industry have been toiling hard for a solution to the various problems associated with Assamese Cinema, among which “negligible number of cinema-halls” has come up to be a prominent one. The bare truths of biasness of cinema halls regarding show-timings of Assamese films and accusations of even removing shows of ongoing Assamese films to favour a potential blockbuster can never be neglected. Where everyday a new talent continues to glorify Assamese Cinema in one way or the other, such problems and shortcomings are sure to discourage these rising talents in addition to handicapping the process of industrialisation of Assamese Cinema. Both new and veteran producers and directors fail to collect even the bare minimum as a token of their hard work and dedication primarily due to the fact that Assam has just 67 cinema halls which fail terribly to fulfil the demand of the people. Regional films like Assamese Cinema fail to keep up with the attraction created by the Bollywood and Hollywood films produced by the so-called big corporates which is completely justified. So what is the way out? What are we to do?
MOVIETONNE is an online movie streaming platform where Assamese films would be primarily available at the minimum price. Assamese movies could be displayed, with the help of mobile apps, computers or smart T.V, even at the remotest corners through MOVIETONNE. Most people in the rural or remote areas, in spite of harbouring a deep longing, can’t quite manage to go to a cinema hall (or have to travel a long way in case they manage) and as a result the producers and directors are deprived of their economic contributions as well. Keeping in mind the vast popularity of online movie streaming apps, using their multidimensional utility to display Assamese cinema seems to be the way forward.
Display alone, however, is not our sole objective. Since 1935, the various films which have represented and glorified Assam in front of the world, the films that have been considered as a reflection of the intellectual exercise in Assam or the ones that have been generally sorted out as a must watch for future generations, are also arranged to be preserved through this platform. We call out for your blessings and help in making MOVIETONNE capable enough to take Assamese cinema to the hearts of the people and provide an economic relief to all the associated artists as a recognition of their life long devotion.