Odisha State Film Awards 2017 announced; ‘Hello Arsi’ bags five awards

Bhubaneswar: National-award winning Odia film Hello Arsi has bagged five awards in the 29th Odisha State Film Awards, announced by the Odia Language, Literature and Culture Department here today.

Director of Hello Arsi, the late Sambit Mohanty has won the Best Director and Best Dialogue Writer awards, while lead actor of the film, Partha Sarathi Ray has been adjudged as the Best Actor (Male). Ajay Routray, the producer of the film will receive the Mohan Sundar Dev Goswami Samman in the Best Film category.

Sunmeera Nagesh has won the Best Actor (Female) for her character in the film Laila O Laila.

Rabi Shankar Patnaik has been conferred with the prestigious Jayadeva Award for lifetime achievement for his contribution to Odia film industry in film editing. Jitendra Nath Mohapatra has won the Best Story Writer award for the film Drustanta, which has also won in the Best Educational/ Children Film category.

Satyajit Pradhan (for the song ‘Bitijaaichi Kete Dina’ from the movie Sapanara Pathe Pathe) and Asima Panda (for the title song of the movie Mu Khanti Odia Jhia) have been adjudged as Best Playback Singers in male and female categories, respectively.

Baidyanath Das (for Laila O Laila) and Arun Mantri (for  have been accorded with the Best Music Director and Best Lyricist awards, respectively.

Notably, 18 out of 34 movies released in 2017 had applied for Odisha State Film Awards.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

Best Supporting Actor (Male)– Manoj Pattanayak (Mu Khanti Odia Jhia)

Best Supporting Actor (Female)– Mamuni Mishra (Mu Khanti Odia Jhia)

Best Comedian– Tribhuban Panda (Hero No. 1)

Best Child Artist– Maguni Patra as ‘Babloo’ (Sapana tie…)

Best Screenplay– Debidutta Mhanty (Tu Mo Love Story)

Best Choreographer– M.K. Muralidharan (Just Mohabbat)

Best Editing– Martya Bhattacharya (Khyanika)

Best Art Director– Subas Behera (Tu Mo Love Story)

Best Sound Recordist– Subas Sahoo (Hello Arsi)

Best Photographer– Dhrubananda Panda (Shiva Not Out)

Best Costume Man– Arun Patra (Just Mohabbat)

Best Make-Up Man– Manas Behera (Jagannath Dham Puri)

Special Jury Award– Pradyumna Lenka (Shiva Not Out)

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