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One the most expensive movies of past ‘Stree’ was screened by Film Journalist Forum

Bhubaneswar:12/8/18: One the most expensive movies of sixty, ‘Stree’ was screened at Odissi Research Centre Auditorium here on Saturdayon behalf of Film Journalist Forum in their  SMRUTI CHHAYA series,this was 15 th Film in this series.

This Odia classic, which had set many milestones, looked as fresh as dew with its concept and representation even 46 years after it hit the threatres in odisha.


The movie, which revolved around love, trust and dedication, was released in 1968 under the banner of Sarathi Films. The story was by Parbati Ghose under the pen name of ‘Srabani’. This was the second directorial venture of the trio of SIDDHARTH namely Parbati Ghose, Gour Prasad Ghose and Thakur Bhai.

Gour and Parbati scored a hat trick of National Awards with ‘Stree’. The then President of India V V Giri presented the award.

The audience applauded the on screen chemistry and approach of the most adorable reel-turned-real life couple of Odia film industry.

On the occasion, two books ‘Nari Mu Sarbansaha’ and ‘Scene No-66’, as a tribute to Parbati Ghose and Goura Ghose, were unveiled, besides a booklet on ‘Stree’. Prior to the screening, personalities associated with the revival of the movie were felicitated.Among others, Culture Secretary Manoranjan Panigrahi, national award winning director Sabyasachi Mohapatra, veteran actor Bijay Mohnaty, Kuna Tripathy, yesteryear actress Tripura Mishra, Anu Choudhury, dramatist Ananta Mohapatra, Pranab Patnaik, Trupti Das and eminent litterateur Ramakanta Rath were present.Writer-lyricist Bijay Malla compeered the programme.

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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