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8th Odia Filmfare Award, the largest award of Ollywood industry, was conferred on eminent cine stars in 28 different categories

Bhubaneswar:5/3/18; The 8th Odia Filmfare Award, the largest award of Ollywood industry, was conferred on eminent cine stars in 28 different categories at Exhibition Ground here on Sunday.The evening started off with an ethnic fashion show. Draped in a red handwoven sari, showstopper and Miss Asia Pacific 2013 Srishti Rana mesmerised the audience with her elegance. Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon was the main attraction for the evening. As she took to stage, the audience was stumped by the charm of the ‘Mohra’ girl. Comedian Sunil Pal made the audience laugh with his witty jokes.Veteran actor Bijay Mohanty was honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Odia film industry. He was presented cash prize worth `25,000 besides a trophy and certificate. Eminent artistes from Ollywood were awarded in at least 28 categories. “OFA has become the trend setter in the field of appreciating and awarding deserving artistes.  It believes in honesty and shuns favouritism,” said OFA founder Ullash Behura.Pradyumna Lenka

 

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Bhumika Das, Saroj Barik, Chittaranjan Tripathy, Tapas Sargharia, Aparajita Mohanty, Papu Pom Pom, Manoj Mishra, Elina Samantaray and Pralipta Priyadarshini.
The major attractions of the cultural evening were performances by veteran Bollywood stars Raveena Tondon, Miss Asia Award winner Sristhirani and comedian Sunil Pal.

 

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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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