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Man Behind the odia film HELLO ARSI


Bhubaneswar:24/4/18:One of the best performances from a girl I have seen for a long time, it’s the most difficult film to do. If I try to make that film, I’ll fail. I have never seen a film like that, whether in Cannes, whether in Berlin, whether in India. I have ever seen such style of storytelling in anywhere in the world,” said Kapur who made box office blockbusters like Mr India and internationally acclaimed “Bandit Queen” and “Shakespeare in Love.” The jury chairman’s appreciation did not end there as he said there were a lot of good films so the jury argued a lot and finally decided to give Sambit Mohanty’s directed “Hello Aarsi” a Special Mention, ” especially, for the performance of the girl.” The girl he mentioned was the young and energetic Prakruti Mishra playing the lead in the film. Prakruti can now take a bow.


Odia film “Hello Aarsi” won three awards such as Best Odia Film, Best Dialogue for Director Sambit Mohanty for upcoming 65th National Film award..After  that all the media  of odisha  flooded with  the news  of this cinema and about actor  and story no body tries to find  who   had  dared to produced such a film with a hope for create  a new era  in the field of odia art cinema, He is no other than producer of this film Ajaya Routray.

Ajaya Routray (born 16 May 1958) is an Oriya movie  producer and director in the Indian state of Odisha. He worked in the Oriya film industry as an director, writer and producer. He is well known for Directing First  Santali movie ‘Jiwi Juri’ (Life partner) is being produced by SBT Movie Craf. ‘Jiwi Juri’ has been adjudged as Best  film and Best Director at  RASCA award Jharkhand State.



His production TV serial Nabakalebara (The secret ritual of Brahma Paribartan, Changing the soul of Lord Jagannath) has bagged highest numbers of awards in the fourth edition of State Tele Purashkar Utsav-2016. Producer Ajay Routray received the award for best Tele serial. For the same serial best , best character actor, best character actress, best dialogue writer and best editor has-been awarded respectivelyAjaya began his creative Journey in the year 1985 as associate director to Prashant Nanda, the eminent Odia film Actor, Producer and Director. Later he entered into field of Documentary Production, produced and directed over 300 numbers of documentary films.

Ajaya Routray, A graduate of arts and law, owns a production and post production studio at Bhubaneswar.

One  special feature of that film in the end of this movie Akshya Mohanty    unpublished lyrics is being inducted and sung/composed by Akshay”son Mitrabhanu Mohanty

.Lyrics is:

“ରାତି ମୋର ସନ୍ୟାସୀନି
ଦିନମୋର ଯାଯାବର
ନିଜେ ହଜେ
ନିଜେ ଖୋଜେ
ପରିଚୟ ମୋ ନିଜର”..



About Editor in chief

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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