Bhubaneswar:6/12/20:Paika Bidroha’ (Paika Rebellion) — the first war of independence in the Indian subcontinent? It was an armed rebellion against the British East India Company’s rule in 1817, much before the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857.
Based on the tumultuous event, a short film ‘Paika Bidroha’ has won a special jury award in prestigious 9th Mumbai. International short film Festival 2020. This film stars Manoj Mishra as Jayee Rajaguru and Samaresh Routray as the legendary Buxi Jagabandhu, the film by Akshay Parija Productions brilliantly portrays the great history of Odia Paikas.
They were also subjected to extortion and oppression at the hands of the company government and its servants. brilliantly portrays the great history of Odia Paikas. The Paikas were alienated by the British regime, which took over the hereditary rent-free lands granted to them after the conquest of Khurda. They were also subjected to extortion and oppression at the hands of the company government and its servants.
While Nischay Rout and Anuj Tyagi have directed the film, Hara Prasad Dash has written the story, screenplay, and dialogues. The costumes of this periodic film were designed by the film’s co-producer, Barnali Rath. Paika Bidroha’ had earlier created a buzz by winning four State Film Awards for 2018 — Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Editing as well as the Best Film by Jury.