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Odia Book ‘Kali Paine Kalira Cinema’ book bagged the award for Best Book on Cinema (Special Mention).

Bhubaneswar:22/7/22: The Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry on Friday announced the 68th National Film Awards. Acclaimed Odia film critic, Sury  Deo bagged the award for Best Book on Cinema (Special Mention). Deo was honoured with the prestigious award for his work ‘Kali Paine Kalira Cinema’. Deo authored the book which was published by Pakshighar Prakashanee. The book traces the evolution of Odia cinema and repletes with rare photographs and information which Deo painstakingly pieced up from myriad sources, having all the ingredients of academic rigour.

Speaking to ODISHA NEWS TIMES, Deo said that the book was an attempt to preserve the heritage of Odia cinema from fading away with time. “It contains the history of 21 classical films, their analysis along with some interesting anecdotes,” he said.

Some of the contents were earlier released in the form of booklets on the occasion of the screening of Odia movies retrieved and archived from obscurity by Film Journalist Forum.“I want the book to be translated to Hindi and English so that it reaches a wider range of readers and art lovers,” Surya Deo said. The announcement of the 68th National Film Awards was held at National Award Centre in New Delhi today.

 

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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