Bhubaneswar:13/2/23;The 31st Odisha State Film Awards were distributed at a ceremony organised at Utkal Mandap in Bhubaneswar on Monday. Eminent producer Ghanashyam Mohapatra received the prestigious Jayadev Award, Odisha’s highest cine award, for the year 2019 for his lifetime achievement and profound contribution to the Odia film industry.
While Nila Madhav Panda’s ‘Kalira Atita’ bagged the ‘best film’ award, he was felicitated with ‘best director’ award for the same film.
Similarly, Pitobas Tripathy and SibaniSangita were felicitated as ‘best actor’ and ‘best actress’ award respectively.
While late Kapileshwar Mahapatra was awarded posthumously as the ‘best writer’, Raju Mishra bagged the ‘best music director’ award.
The ‘best playback singer for male and female’ went to Swayam Padhi for his song ‘Dekha Hela Prema Hela’ and Diptirekha Padhi for her song ‘From Me To You,’ respectively.
The ‘best lyricist’ award was conferred upon Pradipta Nanda . for the film Koti re Gotia Man.
While Harihara Mahapatra was awarded as the ‘best comedian’, Boby Mishra and Banita Nag were felicitated as ‘best-supporting actor’ and ‘best-supporting actress’ respectively.
The 31st Odisha State Film Awards was presented at a ceremony being organised at Utkal Mandap in Bhubaneswar by Odisha film development corportion. Tourism and Culture Minister Ashwini Patra had inaugurate the Odia film award along with Principal secretary of Odia Language, Literature and Culture Mr.satyabrata Sahoo and director Culture Mr.Ranjan Das and OFDC chairman Mr,Satyabrata tripathy has grace the occasion.