Vidrohi: Heroics of Buxi Jagabandhu on Star Plus soon; Watch trailer here
Bhubaneswar: The legend of Buxi Jagabandhu Bidyadhar Mohapatra Bhramarbar Ray, leader of the historic Paika Revolt of 1817 in Odisha’s Khurda, will be showcased in a new series namely ‘Vidrohi’ to be aired on Star Plus and streamed on Disney+ Hotstar soon.
The trailer of ‘Vidrohi’, which was released by the channel yesterday, features Buxi Jagabandhu being stopped by the British force from entering the Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri. Subsequently, Buxi Jagabandhu’s associates give a befitting reply to the British force by attacking them with bow and arrow.
Notably, the Paikas of Khurda headed by Buxi Jagabandhu had raised their voice against heavy taxation and illegal encroachment of the tax-free lands and restriction on salt by the British Rule.
Buxi Jagabandhu was a great fighter and well adapt in horse-riding, axe-fighting and Guerilla-war.
Starting from the year of 1817, the great Paika revolt ended after a long period of 10 years.
The British Government imprisoned the freedom fighter in Cuttack, where he took his last breath on 24th January, 1829.
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President Ram Nath Kovind had in 2019 laid the foundation stone for Paika Rebellion Memorial at Barunei Hill in Khurda.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had earlier demanded the Centre to denote the Paika Rebellion as the first war of Independence.
The Odisha Government has provided 10 acres of land for establishment of a ‘Paika Bidroha’ memorial at Barunei foothills.