Bhubaneswar: Popular Odia film ‘Bhakta Salabega’ was screened by the Film Journalists’ Forum (FJF) here on Friday, 36 years after its release on May 13, 1983.
The movie is based on the life of Muslim poet Salabega, who was a devotee of Lord Jagannath.
The FJF screened the movie under its Smruti Chhaya series in association with ‘Kaustuv Dream Works’. It was the 17th Odia movie that FJF has screened in the city. .
Culture Department Secretary Manoranjan Panigrahi, actors Uttam Mohanty, Budhaditya Mohanty, Anu Chodhury, Parth Sarathi, Premanjan Parida and Hara Rath were present on the occasion.
The actors and actresses of the movie were also felicitated on the occasion.
‘Bhakta Salabega’ was produced under the banner of Jai Jagannath Films Private Limited by Surya Narayan Mohanty and directed by Radha.
The movie starred noted actors Sarat Pujari, Uttam Mohanty, Dukhiram Swain, Biren Routray, Byomakesh Tripathy, Anita Das, Aparajita Mohanty, Jayee and Radha Panda among others.
The screenplay of ‘Bhakta Salabega’ was written by Prayag Raj (Mumbai). Bhikari Bal, Manna De and Anuradha had lent their voices to the songs.