‘Rajat Kamal’ for Sabyasachi Mohapatra
New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Internationally-acclaimed Odia filmmaker Sabyasachi Mohapatra received the prestigious ‘Rajat Kamal’ from President Pranab Mukherjee for his film ‘Adima Bichara’ at the 62nd National Film Awards function yesterday.
The winners were presented the trophies by the President in the glittering function at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.
‘Adima Bichara’ won the Best Odia Feature Film award. Directed by Mohapatra, the film was selected for its strong portrayal of a tribal community whose enabling humanism shows a way out of pettiness and prejudice.
The movie is based on a century-old story written by Mohapatra’s father Kapileswar Prasad. Mohapatra, best known for making cinema based on rich Odia culture, had earlier helmed popular films like ‘Bahudibe Mo Jaga Balia’, ‘Sabu Mayara Baya’, ‘Bou’ and ‘Sala Budha’.