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National award winner director Manmohan Mahapatra

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Manmohan Mahapatra is an Odia filmmaker, director, producer, and writer will be directed upcoming Odia film Buxi Jagabandhu .The internationally acclaimed director has eight consecutive national film awards to his credit for his films Nishita Swapna, Majhi Pahacha, Tired Afternoon, Neeraba Jhada, Seeta Raati, Bhinna Samaya and more.His debut film Seeta Raati made in 1976 was the first Odia film to be screened at international film festival in 1982 .

He also directed a few Hindi films, notably — Bits and Pieces starring Nandita Das, Rahul Bose, and Dia Mirza.

He studied film making at the FTII, Pune, and made a first short film Anti-Memoirs (Anti-Memories) in 1975. He made his first full-fledged Odia film Seeta Raati as a director in 1976. It won him the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Odia and was screened at international film festival in 1982 — making it the first Odia film to be screened at foreign film festival.

He made couple of short films and then directed Neerab Jhada that won him another National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Odia out of eight consecutive national awards for best feature film in Odia.

As director

Anti-Memoirs and Anti-Memories (documentary)
Seeta Raati
Voices of Silence (documentary)
Konrak: The Sun Temple (documentary)
Neeraba Jhada (feature film)
Klanta Aparahna (feature film)
Trisandhya(feature film)
Majhi Pahacha (feature film)
Nisiddha Swapna (feature film)
Kichi Smruti Kichu Anubhuti (feature film)
Andha Diganta (feature film)
Vinya Samaya (feature film)
Agni Veena (feature film)
Muhurta (feature film)

As writer

Seeta Raati – Bibhuti Pattnaik
Neerab Jhada – screenplay
Klanta Aparahna (Odia) and Tired Afternoon – story
Majhi Pahacaha
Forbidden Dream
Bhinna Samaya
Muhurta – dialogue – screenplay – story – Barendra Dhal

As producer

Forbidden Dream
Neerab Jhada

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