Pramathesh Chandra Barua ( usually short PC Barua, Assamese: প্ৰমথেশ চন্দ্ৰ বৰুৱা, Pramatheś Candra Baruvā; born October 24, 1903 in Gauripur, Assam, † November 29, 1951 in Kolkata, West Bengal ) was an Indian film director and actor.
PC Barua comes from the upper class society of Assam and was thus able to go to his study in Europe, where he has focused particularly on art and was familiar with the films of European directors. Back in India, he came up with the domestic film production in contact and appeared in movies Dhirendranath Ganguly. Then got himself Barua modern equipment in Europe and began to film himself ( Apradhi, 1931).
With the introduction of sound film he went with Ganguly to BN Sircar's New Theatres film company. 1935 turned Barua Devdas based on the novel by Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay. This film was a departure from the otherwise prevailing theatrical style of gesture and declamation Indian movies. There was even a shot in the lead role and in Hindi with KL Saigal in the role of Devdas a version in Bengali with Barua; the later director Bimal Roy was a cameraman. The film was a runaway hit and established New Theatres final as a leading studio and brought Saigal stardom. Devdas has afterwards experienced numerous re- adaptations in the various languages of India.
PC Barua became the main director of the New Theatres in the 1930s and 1940s. He acted continue as an actor and wrote many of his screenplays himself Barua was married to actress Jamuna Barua.