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‘Paika Bidroha’ 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, 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.

 

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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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