Odisha Filmmaker Ghanashyam Mohapatra Bags Jayadev Award; ‘Kalira Atita’ Adjudged Best Film
Bhubaneswar: Veteran producer-director Ghanashyam Mohapatra will be conferred with the prestigious Jayadev Award. This was announced along with other 31st State Film Awards for 2019 on Friday.
The award is given to a film personality for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Odia cinema. He will be felicitated with a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh, certificate of honour.
Mohapatra’s first documentary “Maa & Shisu” won Best Documentary Award from the Odisha government in 1975. During 1963–82, he was the first from Odisha to be in the All India Panel of Film Division, Bombay. In 1974, he ventured into the feature film domain with ‘Kanaklata’, an inspiring tale of realistic cinema.
Director Nila Madhab Panda will be conferred with the Mohan Sundar Dev Goswami Award with ‘Kalira Atita’ being picked as the Best Film for 2019. He will also receive the Best Director Award for the film, which had recently bagged the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Odia.
Saroja Parida and Kabya Kiran will receive the award for best actor and actress respectively for ‘Khusi’ while Aishwarya Mishra has been adjudged the Best Child Artist for the same movie.
Baidyanath Das has been picked as Best Music Director (Balakrushna Samman) for Nayaka Ra Na Devdas while Arun Mantry will receive the Best Lyrics award for Bhijei Dei Jaa Thare from ‘Bapa Tume Bhari Dusta’.
Other awardees are as follows:
Best Story – Late Kapileswar Prasad Mohapatra (Sala Budhar Badla).
Best Playback Singer (Male) – Swayam Padhi (Bhija Bhija Prema Chhita, ‘Dekha Hela Prema Hela’).
Best Playback Singer (Female) – Dipti Rekha Padhi (Ae Keun Rutu Ae Keun Rasta, ‘From Me To You’).
Best Cinematographer (Pramod Pati Samman) – Rabindra Behera (Babu Bhaijaan).
Best Editor – Rajesh Das (Khusi).
Best Screenplay – Santosh Narayan Das (Babu Bhaijaan).
Best Supporting Actor – Bobby Mishra (Babu Bhaijaan).
Best Supporting Actress – Anjana Das (Bapa Tume Bhari Dusta).
Best Comedian – Tribhuban Panda (Golmal Love).
Best Art Director – Kalinga Keshari Nayak (Kalira Atita).
Best Sound Recordist – Chandrashekhar Sharma (Sala Budhar Badla).
Special Jury Award – Actor Rohit Raj (Kotie Re Gotie Mana).