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Seventy melodrama ‘RAKTA GOLAPA’ to be screened on April 29, 2019

Bhubaneswar:26/4/19: Seventy melodrama   ‘Rakta Golapa’ will be screened in smart city in a special screening of the movie that was released in 1977. It will be held at Jaydev Bhavan in Bhubaneswar on April 29, 2019 at 6.30pm. Screening of the movie ‘Rakta Golapa’ is part of ‘Smruti Chhaya – 16’ (the sixteenth chapter of Smruti Chhaya event). Organised by Film Journalists’ Forum (FJF), the event will witness a brief ceremony where eminent personalities associated with ‘Rakta Golapa’ will be honoured followed by the book release.

 ‘Rakta Golapa’ stars Suresh Mahapatra, Banaja Mohanty, Sriram Panda, Radha Panda and Ramesh Panigrahi in the lead roles & it was the first film made under the banner of Bananani Films. The story of the film revolves around love story. It is based on a play titled ‘Pagala’ by Bijay Nanda,Bhimeswar Rao had directed  this film and Dhamjay Satpathy had composed the music.The film has some popular numbers like ‘Mamata Ra Madhumati Sarami Latika’ sung by Akshaya Mohanty and S. Janaki, ‘Mana Rasia Re E Mora Mana Chhuin Ja Re’ sung by Pranab Patnaik, Dhananjaya Satapathy and H.P.Geeta, ‘Manara Manisha Jadi’ sung by S. Janaki and ‘Bholare Bhola’ sung by Dhananjaya Satapathy. 

Story: Sharat and Mira meet at college and fall deep in love. Sharat’s family is against their love, and force Sharat into an arranged marriage with Sneha, who is in love with Ajay. On seeing the marriage Mira tries to commit suicide and vanishes from the scene. Sharat can’t bear the thought of Mira’s fate and goes mad. He tries to avoid his wife Sneha and grows to hate her. In the meantime Sneha becomes pregnant. Everybody doubts Sneha about the father of the child. Ajay comes to the fore to clear the confusion. At last Sharat and Mira unite.Despite renowned actors, a good story and melodic music, the film was a box office flop. The reason being that the film was released in smaller towns and not in major cinema hall across the state.

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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