Aparoopa is a 1982 Indian Assamese language drama 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] It stars Biju Phukan, Suhasini Mulay, Sushil Goswami and Girish Karnad. The Hindi-language version is titled Apeksha.[2]

Directed byJahnu Barua
Produced byJahnu Barua
Written byJahnu Barua
J. S. Rao
StarringBiju Phukan
Suhasini Mulay
Sushil Goswami
Dulal Roy
Girish Karnad
Farooq Sheikh
Kulbhushan Kharbanda
Sushma Seth
Indra Bania
Music byBhupen Hazarika
CinematographyBinod Pradhan
Edited byJahnu Barua
Dolphin Films Pvt. Ltd
Distributed byNational Film Development Corporation of India
Release date
  • 1982 (1982)
Running time
124 minutes
LanguageAssamese and Hindi


In the colonial upper class society of Assam, a young woman has to give up pursuit of her university education for an 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. She is outraged when she discovers that her marriage takes place in order to eliminate her father's huge debt. She considers herself as having been sold to her husband. Then one day an old classmate and ex-lover, now an army officer, visits them. Depressed, she is drawn to him as she seeks fulfillment.[1][2][3]

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  • National Film Award – Best Regional Film (1983)

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  1. ^ a b c "Jahnu Barua Retrospective - Film Festival". Buzzintown. Archived from the original on 27 April 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c "Aparoopa". Onlinesivasagar. Retrieved 24 January 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b "Jahnu Barua". Chaosmag. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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