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MAA

In 1959, Gour Prasad, now in his30’s, undauntedly dived into his second production “Maa”. The story based on the disparity of rich and poor was by renowned writer Gyanendra Burma. The critically acclaimed pair of “Bhai Bhai”, Gour Prasad and Chandana(Chapala’s new screen name) was repeated. The film, once again independently directed by Nitai Palit, attained unprecedented popularity. The romanticism of this movie struck a chord with the audience, young and old alike. The romance and chemistry of the lead actors created an aura which transitioned from reel life to real life. They got married!
This super hit movie gave a break to a lot of artistes to showcase their talents…
Dialogue by eminent playwright Gopal Chotray and Biswajit Das.
Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra debuted as a dance director for a movie.
Bhuvaneswar Misra became independent music director.
Talented and famous radio singers Akshay Mohanty (also lyricist) and Pranav Patnaik were introduced to movies.
Famous Bengali singer Ila Chakraborty sang for the first time in Odiya cinema.
Khetarpal and Ananta Mahapatra were introduced as actors.
Govind Tej, Laxmi and Hemanta Das played stellar roles.
Baikuntha Nath Mohanty(Boi Bhai), a long associate of Gour Prasaad and Chandana, did a cameo for the first time.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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