Bhubaneswar:3/8/21:At a time when the mask has become a new normal amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a short film named ‘Mask: 2, under the banner of Social Image Production by Nila Mohapatra in Koshli language. which was directed by a senior officer of the Odisha Administrative Service (OAS), Dr. Shweta Kumar Dash, has won two prestigious international awards, one is in London short film festival 2021 in which Mask 2 has been adjudged as best short film whereas in Istanbul film festival the film selected as best inspirational film. It is worthy to note that this is the only Indian film that gets a berth in the festival.
The story revolves around a small boy distributing masks free of cost. When he is asked by a person the reason behind free mask distribution, he narrates and the cause is shown in the flashback that reveals how the father of the boy died of corona as he was careless about the use of the mask and following other prevention methods. The role of the child, Rahul, in the film has been well-played by Arabinda Dash. Other casts in the film include Aparalila Bhitria, Jitendra Pattnaik, Debendra Rout, Madan Sahoo, Jyostna Mohapatra, Lopamudra Samal, Chandrasnigdha Sahoo, Madhu Moharana Namdeo Keut Mobij Satnami Manoj Sahu, and Piyush. The camera is being handled by Girish Manic, Debendra Kumar Rout assigned as creative director, Nageswar Moharana has assisted the director, Subtitle by Samir Padhi & Make up by Maniyaka Sahu