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, 11 thDada saheb Phalke Film festival21 award is being announced.
Odia producer Akshay Kumar Parija’s short film ‘Paika Bidroha’ (Paika Rebellion) has won the Special Festival mentioned Award at the 11 thDada saheb Phalke Film festival21.
The film is based on the Paika rebellion, which took place in Odisha in 1817. It was an armed rebellion led by Paika leader Buxi Jagabandhu against the then British East India Company’s rule. Made under the banner of Akshay Parija Productions, ‘Paika Bidroha’ stars Manoj Mishra as Jayee Rajaguru and Samaresh Routray as Buxi Jagabandhu. Nischay Rout and Anuj Tyagi have directed the film. Notably, the Paika Rebellion was led by Buxi Jagabandhu against the then British East India Company’s rule.
The story, screenplay, and dialogues are written by Hara Prasad Dash. The costumes of this periodic film were designed by the film’s co-producer, Barnali Rath. In 2018, this short film had won four State Film Awards for Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and the Best Film by Jury.