Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik unveiled Screenplay of first Odia flim Sita Bibaha published as book

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Bhubaneswar: Screenplay of first Odia flim Sita Bibaha published as book by Odisha Cine Critics Association unveiled by CM Naveen Patnaik. Noted actor, director and Producer Prasanta Nanda, Actor Akash Dash Nayak and several others film fraternity presented during this ocasssion.
Seeta Bibaha (1936) was the first Odia film directed by Mohan Sundar Deb Goswami; it presented the marriage of Lord Rama to Sita, based on the epic story Ramayana. The film starred Makhanlal Bannerjee, Mohan Sundar Deb Goswami, Krishna chandra Singh, and Prabhavati. It premiered 28 April 1936 at the Laxmi Talkies of Puri.Sita Bibahawas the first complete Odia film and an important part of the struggle for a manifestation of Odia cultural identity in celluloid form. The film was a commercial success. The two-hour movie was subsequently released at Cinema Palace in Cuttack. It also drew numerous crowds at several touring assignments such as the “Radhakishen Chamelia Touring Cinema”.

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