Assam Tourism encourages filmmakers to shoot in the region

The Assam Tourism Development Corporation Limited (ATDC) has assisted three movies to be filmed in various parts of the state and is now encouraging filmmakers from outside the region to visit and shoot in Assam. The ATDC is also considering of establishing a film city in Dima Hasao district to help the filmmakers.

“We are assisting filmmakers to shoot in Assam. We have provided them with vehicles and other facilities along with location know-how (local guides) to ease their shooting experience. We have two small caravans for 25 to 30 people which are available free of cost. Also, they can stay at any hotel in Guwahati. We have 10 air-conditioned rooms,” said Kausar Jamil Hilaly, Managing Director, ATDC.

“There was a proposal from the autonomous council for a film-city. It’s a huge investment but we will have to bring the people first and then we can think of the infrastructure,” added Hilaly.

Representatives from ATDC participated in Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival to promote Assam as a favourable film tourism destination.

Shillong’s fame, Ronnie Lahiri who has produced films like Pink, Piku, Madras Café highlighted that spreading awareness is most significant in attracting filmmakers from Mumbai, Delhi and other cities.