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Special Tribute To 3 Odia Film Legends At IFFI-Goa

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OB Bureau

Bhubaneswar: The 51st edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to be held at Goa this month will pay tribute to Odia actors Bijay Mohanty and Ajit Das along with filmmaker Manmohan Mahapatra.

Ollywood thespian Bijay Mohanty’s first Odia film ‘Chilika Teerey’ will be screened at IFFI-2020 as an homage to the legendary actor.

Ajit Das film ‘Tara’ directed by Odia-Hindi actor and director Bijaya Jena will be screened on 20 January at 7 pm. Coincidentally, it also the birthday of the legendary actor and theater personality popular as ‘Hakim Babu’.

Legendary Odia actor Ajit Das
At IFFI Goa Odia filmmaker and eight-time National award-winner Manmohan Mohapatra’s last film, ‘Bhija Matira Swarga’ will also be screened. Mahapatra was conferred with Padma Shri award posthumously.
Odia film director Manmohan Mahapatra
All the three passed away last year leaving a void in the Odia film industry. While Mohanty died in July following a prolonged illness, Das breathed his last in September while Mahapatra left for his heavenly abode in January.
OB Bureau

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