BHUBANESWAR: Odisha bagged three honours on the 67th Nationwide Movie Awards, which have been introduced for the yr 2019 by the Union Minister for Info and Broadcasting on Monday.
Sabyasachi Mohapatra’s ‘Sala Budhar Badla’ and Nilamadhab Panda’s ‘Kalira Atita’ have been collectively chosen for the Nationwide Award for Greatest Odia movie.
Mohapatra, who has beforehand gained Nationwide Awards for his movies ‘Aadim Vichar’ and ‘Pahada Ra Luha’, had launched ‘Sala Budhar Badla’ in 2019 and the movie showcases the tradition of Western Odisha.
Equally, Panda’s ‘Kalira Atita’ offers with the vital challenge of local weather change and revolves round a person – essayed by Pitobas – from Satabhaya village of Kendrapara that has been swallowed by the rising sea.
Within the non-feature movie class, Puri-based filmmaker Ashutosh Pattnaik’s ‘Srikshetra Ru Sahijata’ gained the Nationwide Award within the Greatest Arts and Tradition Movie class.
The 35-minute lengthy movie is a documentation of the centuries-old open-air theatre of Puri the place artistes of various Sahis (lanes) depict the episodes of Ramayan. It begins a day earlier than the Rama Navami and the characters ship dialogues and sing songs roaming across the seven Sahis of Puri.
“Sahi Jata is likely one of the highlights of Puri which has a wealthy cultural custom. I wished to make a documentary on Ramleela however later realised that Sahi Jata of Puri wants highlight. Since Puri is my native place, I used to be well-aware of the folks custom,” stated Pattnaik.
Chief Minister congratulated the three awardees. “It’s a matter of pleasure that Sabyasachi Mohapatra, Nilamadhab Panda and Ashutosh Pattnaik have gained the Nationwide Movie Awards for Odisha”, he stated.