Rangin Jajabara

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Jajabara is a 1975 Odia language Indian movie. The music was composed by Akshya Mohanty. It was produced by Bijay Pattnaik, directed by Akshaya Mohanty, Hemanta Das and Bijay Mishra (Trimurty). It stars Sriram Panda, Banaja Mohanty and Tripura Mishra.[1][2] Jajabar was the first black-and-white film in Odia to be digitally colourised and re-released in the state.[3]

Rangin Jajabara
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Directed byBijay Mishra
Akshaya Mohanty
Hemanta Das
Produced byBijay Pattnaik
Written byBijay Mishra
Screenplay byBijay Mishra
Akshaya Mohanty
Hemanta Das
StarringShriram Panda
Banaja Mohanty
Tripura Mishra
Pira Mishra
Dukhiram Swain
Jairam Samal
Music byAkshaya Mohanty
CinematographySrinibas Mahapatra
Edited byMadan Gupte
Trimurty Films
Distributed byBrajaraj Movies


Rashbihari Samantrai is a landlord who has two sons Anu and Arup. Anu is an industrialist and plans to start an industry in "Sundari Tota", a place owned by his father and inhabited by rural folks. But Rashbihari had promised to donate "Sundari Tota" to his religious guru for building an Ashram. The villagers request Rashbihari not to evacuate them from "Sundari Tota" as they had been living there since years. The second son, Arup, isin love with one of the village girls, Jhili. The villagers revolt back with Jhili's father against the decision to donate the land to his religious guru. At last Arup convinces his father to not donate the land and ends up marrying Jhili.


  • Sriram Panda... Arup Samantrai
  • Banaja Mohanty... Jhili
  • Tripura Misra... Sujata
  • Anita Das... Sunanda
  • Hemanta Das... Nilakantha
  • Dukhiram Swain... Rasbihari Samantrai
  • Samuel Sahu... Jagabandhu
  • Shyamalendu Bhattacharjee... Gopi
  • Master Mania... Anu Samantrai
  • J.N. Das... Brundaban
  • Pira Misra... Priest
  • Jairam Samal... Sadhu Baba's assistant
  • Pratap Rath... Paria
  • Preeti Patnaik... Chameli
  • Radharani... Aunt
  • Bhabani Panda... Clerk
  • Pramod Mohanty... Sadhu Baba
  • Meera... Brajabasi


Song Lyrics Singer(s)
"Jajabara Mana Mora Simahin Asha Mora" Akshaya Mohanty Akshaya Mohanty
"Hae Se Harini Aakhi Anila Mote" Akshaya Mohanty Pranab Pattnaik
"Phur Kina Udi Galaa Bani" Akshaya Mohanty Trupti Das, Geeta Patnaik
"Danei Dasi Kahere" Akshaya Mohanty Akshaya Mohanty, Geeta Patnaik
"Gadi Chale Pachhei" Akshaya Mohanty Akshaya Mohanty, Trupti Das



The story was based on the nomad lifestyle. The nomad turned into a human being falls in love, fights for love and wins love fighting with many ifs and buts. The electrifying love story, with intense comedy, wonderful music has made Jajabara a success to remember.


The black and white Oriya film Jajabara was converted to colour. With his team of digital artist, Tilak Ray[6][7] and 18 roto artists, Bapu Lenka[8][9] has made an exceptional effort to revive and preserve the loved movie, making it the first black and white regional film of the country to have been colourised. Never would have been possible without the effort of 21 technocrats and 736 days of time to rework the film. Tilak Ray, the Director of Digital Painting along with his associated roto-artists colourised 2,19,000 frames of the black and white movie.[10]



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  2. ^ "Jajabar". Incredible Orissa.
  3. ^ "A journey of cinema history". The Telegraph. 21 August 2010.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Film : Jajabara". OdiaMusic.
  5. ^ "Jajabara Songs". Full Orissa Music.
  6. ^ "Infusing colour into Jajabara". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  7. ^ "Jajabara Odia Colored Film". eOdisha.org - latest Odisha News - Business - Culture -Art - Travel. 2 October 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  8. ^ "A journey of cinema history". www.telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  9. ^ "FitFat Bioscope Award for Uttam Mohanty". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  10. ^ "Infusing colour into Jajabara". The New Indian Express.
  11. ^ "State Film Awards". Odia Movie Database. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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