In the present times about 30-40 films release every year. Out of which a few are able to touch the heart of fans. Some film even fails to run a week successfully in theatres. But there was a time when Odia film was a dream. Yes, it’s the time post Independence. India got its Independence in 1947 and the first Odia film released after Independence was on 1 November 1948. The second Odia Film released after a long gap of 12 years from the first movie Sita Bibaha.
Lalita – The First Odia Film after India’s Independence
Released on: 01 November 1948
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Story & Direction: Kabichandra Kalicharan Pattnaik
Production Co: Great Eastern Movietone
Audiography: N. B. Bannerjee
Editing: Baidyanath Chatterjee, Kalyan Gupta
Art: Bansi Chandragupta
Production-in-Chief: Brindaban Mohapatra
Technical Adviser: Kalyan Gupta
Management: Loknath Mishra
Production Manager: Pankaj L. Nanda
Make-up: Tinkori Adhikari
Choreography: Amidi Prosad
Stills: Roshan Lall
Processed at: Bengal Film Laboratories
Produced at: Bengal National Studios
Lyrics: Kabichandra Kalicharan Pattnaik
Music: Gaur Goswami, Suren Paul
Cast: Lokanatha Mishra, Giridhari Panda, Uma Banerjee, Sumati Devi, Pankaj Nanda, Damodar Das, Krushna Jena, Brindaban Mohapatra, Chandra Sekhar Mishra, Jadumani Kanungo, etc.
In the present times about 30-40 films release every year. Out of which a few are able to touch the heart of fans. Some film even fails to make a successful week run in theatres. But there was a time when Odia film was a dream. Yes, it’s the time post Independence. India got its Independence in 1947 and the first Odia film released after Independence was on 1 November 1948.
Lalita is the first Odia movie released post-independence. It is the second Odia film released. The second Odia film was released after a long gap of twelve years from the first Odia film, Sita Bibaha. Makhanlal Banerjee was the hero of the first Odia film while his wife Uma Banerjee played the role heroine in the second movie Lalita.
Plot: King Indradyumna completed a Temple at Puri, but can not find the living deity Nila Madhaba (Lord Jagannath). He sends messengers in all directions to bring him the news about Lord Nila Madhaba.
One Brahmin messenger Bidyapati comes across a Savara village in the dense forest and stays there as the guest to the Savara King Biswabasu. Bidayapati gets the hearsay about Biswabasu, who, secretly keep the lord Nila Madhaba in a remote cave and worships. Bidyapati pretends to fall in love with Biswabasu’s daughter Lalita and finally marry her. Lalita persuades her father to show her husband, the Lord. Biswabasu agrees and takes Bidyapati to the remote secret cave. Bidyapati plans to take the deity to Puri, but the deity vanishes at last.
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