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Sanjay Nayak unique film Director of Odisha

Sanjay Nayak is regarded as one of the most successful filmmakers of  Odisha. Nayak, the young filmmaker has directed 32 movies in a short career of 15yrs in the film industry. He has also produced several movies under his production house ‘Sanjay Nayak Films’. He not only directs but also writes scripts, lyrics and does the screenplay. He produced and directed Keun Duniaru Asila Bandhu which is the first science fiction in Oriya.
Sanjay Nayak is nominated for the Limca Book of World Records for making censor of two films Dil Tate Deichi and Sasura Ghara Zindabad of the same director, same producer, same actor, and same cameraman on the same day. Nayak directed the two films which were produced by Uttam Chand Jain under his production house Top Films. Sabyasachi was the hero of these two movies. The cameraman was S. Ranjan. Such a record is unique and is believed first of its kind in world cinema. In 2003, 2005, and 2008, 3 of his films released in each year which is a record in Indian Cinema.[citation needed] Nayak has directed actor and MP Siddhanta Mahapatra continuously in 8 movies and has worked with him in 12 films in total.
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Sanjay Nayak is best known for his experiments in movies. He experimented with a hand in his very first movie Rakhi bandhili mo Rakhiba mana which was completely new and fresh in Oriya films then. He presented 100 scorpions in his 2nd movieRahichiRahibi tori Paein. It was again the work of a wonderful graphic. Then in Dharmara Heba Jaya and Tate mo Rana he experimented with the leading male character. In Dharamara Heba Jaya actor Siddhant Mohapatra portrayed the character of the blind while in Tate mo Rana he portrayed the character of a soul when his character comes back even after his death. In both these films, his looks have experimented. He experimented with a dog in Babu I love You, with a cow and sheep in To Bina Mo Kahani Adha, with the skeleton in De Maa Shakti De, with magic in To Payeen Nebi Mu Sahe Janama.
He directed Keun Duniaru Asila Bandhu under his own production house where he showed an alien first time in Oriya films. It is the first sci-fi movie in Oriya and was not a remake of Koi mil Gaya or ET. Nayak also showed child sentiments in his movies Rahichi rahibi tori Paein and To Payeen Nebi Mu Sahe Janama were child actors Chandan and Piyali portrayed major characters respectively.
Sanjay Nayak has written a script for prime-time mega serial Mausi on ETV ORIYA for 150 episodes. He has directed mega serial Tike Khara Tike Chayee on Doordarshan Oriya for 52 episodes. Sanjay Nayak has been awarded the best director on multiple occasions along with awards in the category of best scriptwriter, best story writer in his film career. Prominently, he was awarded the Odisha Film State Award for his movie Pagala Karichi Paunji Tora. He has been awarded by ‘Chalachitra Jagat’ & ‘Banichitra’ as Best Director on 5 different occasions. Overall, Sanjay has received more than 100 awards from different organizations for his body of work. Notably, Sanjay Nayak was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2018 for his contributions to cinema in Odisha
 . A few of his awards are listed below:
• Best Director for Rahichi Rahibi Tori Payeen in 2003
• Best Director for Sakhi Rahila Ae Singha Duara in 2004
• Best Director for Babu I love You in 2006
• Best Director for To Payeen Nebi Mu Sahe Janama in 2007
• Best Director for Mu Sapanara Soudagara in 2008
• Best Director for Keun Dunia Ru Asila Bandhu in 2009
• Best Director for Pagala Karichi Paunji Tora in 2009
Filmography
• Rakhi Bandhili Mo Rakhiba Mana (2002)
• Rahichi Rahibi Tori Payeen (2003)
• Nari Akhire Niya (2003)
• Rakata Kahiba Kie Kahara (2003)
• Dharmara Heba Jaya (2004)
• Sakhi Rahila Ae Singha Duara (2004)
• Dharma Ra Heba Jai (2004)
• Tate mo Rana (2005)
• Tu mo Akhira Tara (2005)
• O My Love (2005)
• Babu I love You (2006)
• De Maa Shakti De (2006)
• To Bina Mo Kahani Adha (2007)
• To Payeen Nebi Mu Sahe Janama (2007)
• Mu Sapanara Soudagara (2008)
• Mate Ani Dela Lakhye Faguna (2008)
• Dhanare Rakhibu Sapatha Mora (2008)
• Keun Duniaru Asila Bandhu (2009)
• Pagala Karichi Paunji Tora (2009)
• Dil Tate Deichi (2010)
• Sasura Ghara Zindabad (2010)
• Megha Sabari Re Asiba Pheri (2010)
• Chhati Re Lekhichi Tori Na (2011)
• Baisi Pahacha Re Kheliba Meena (2011)
• Mita Basichi Mu Bhuta Sanga Re (2013)
• To Bata Chainchi Rati Sara (2014)
• Tume Thile Sathi Re (2014)
• Rangeela Baba (2015)
• Bhaina Kana Kala Se (2016)
• Nijhum Rati Ra Sathi (2017)
• Joker (Awaiting Release)
• Tu Achu Ta Mu Achi (Awaiting Release)
• Luchei De Mate Chhati Bhita Re (Awaiting Release)
• Prema Ra Rakhichi 100 Ru 100 (2019)
• To Pain Pheribi Mu Basudha Chiri (Awaiting Release)

About Editor in chief

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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