This book is about the journey of two of the most eminent personalities of the Odia Film Industry. It brings to the fore their rise to the top as an actor, producer, and director and highlights their trials and tribulations at a time when the industry was in its fledgling stage.
They embarked upon their passion at a very young age, as stage artists and worked their way up. From acting to producing to directing films, Gour & Parbati did it all, with total sincerity and honesty.
Romancing the movies was what brought Gour Prasad Ghose & Parbati Ghose together. Their romance blossomed as the Odia Film Industry bloomed. The path was not easy but their love for cinema and people’s appreciation of their work inspired them ever on.
They set their own trend of presenting social issues to the public through artistic narrations while consistently introducing established and new talents into the magical world of cinema.
The duo’s illustrious career was crowned with many awards and accolades. At the peak of their stardom, they made Odisha proud by bringing home the National Award for Regional Films for three consecutive movies.With the passage of time, they ventured into television and documentaries for organizations that aided to propagate prevalent social messaage.
The notion of this book germinated from the desire to archive and substantiate their outstanding voyage. It is also aimed to inspire and motivate new upcoming talents, especially in the Odia Film Industry, with stories of the duo’s creative achievements and focused determination. Colleagues and veterans of this industry can relate to the depicted facts and the plethora of information will familiarise the younger generations who are not aware of their work.
Daughter Ratri Ghose Barman has been able to execute her vision of the Book with total support from husband Shekhar Barman and aunt Khirod Naik. They have made an earnest effort to document accurate information. This book would have been impossible without the unconditional financial support of grand-daughter Pavlina Ghose and her husband Chris Campo..A book which gives a glimpse into their humble beginnings and meticulously chronicles their entire career ,which canvases their passion for Cinema and depicts their dedication and determination and portrays their respect for Odia Art & Culture .
A book which encompasses their constant effort to merge Odia Literature into the creative world of Cinema.
With sheer talent and hard work, they had slowly but surely built and secured their own niche in the Odia Film Industry and constantly endeav~ured to bring known and unknown talents into this magical world
The entire gamut of their. career has been conveyed with full attention to details to make you experience the magic of Gour Prasad Ghose & Parbati Ghose through these pages.