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Odia short film ‘Sani’ has won the Special Festival mentioned Award at the 11 th Dada Saheb Phalke Film festival

Newdelhi:30/4/21:Dadasaheb Phalke, who is known as the father of Indian Cinema was born on April 30, 1870, in Nashik, Maharashtra. Today, on the occasion of the legendary filmmaker’s birth anniversary, 11th Dada Saheb Phalke Film festival21 award is being announced.

Odia producer Nila Mohapatra’s short film ‘Sani’ has won the Special Festival mentioned Award at the 11 thDada saheb Phalke Film festival21. This film is being made under the banner of social Image Production, Bhubaneswar, and directed by Dr. Sweta Kumar Dash, a senior officer of the Odisha Administrative Service

The film revolves around the river is a phenomenon in the sustenance of human lives and influences the anthropogenic development. The desire of Mahanadi to reach its destination has to face many obstacles and many die-down with time. The journey of river Mahanadi has many stories to tell. One such is Sani.

The river Mahanadi in which rests the lifeline of the five lakhs fisherman population going to face devastation and ill consequences of so-called development projects. It also forced the fishermen to migrate from their own soil leaving their family back home in search of livelihood as bonded labour called as “Dadan”. Therefore, the slogan of participatory development has gone into the winds, and the voices of millions are silenced and remain unheard. Thus, the film is the reflection of the other side of the so-called development in the river Mahanadi. Sani is one character that portrays the millions of unheard voices that are lost into oblivion in the present context of development and many more are in waiting……………

The story, screenplay, are written by Dr. Sweta Kumar Dash.This short film stars Choudhary Bikas Das, Mamata Mohanty ,Manas, Krushna, Prabir Swain, Rukmani  and Siba. In 2018, this short film had won Odisha State Film Awards as the Best short film

 

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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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