Manmohan Mahapatra

Manmohan Mahapatra (ମନମୋହନ ମହାପାତ୍ର, 10 November 1951 – 13 January 2020)[1] was an Odia filmmaker, director, producer, and writer. He won eight consecutive national film awards for his films Nishita Swapna, Majhi Pahacha, Tired Afternoon, Neeraba Jhada, Seeta Raati, and Bhinna Samaya, among others.[2]

Manmohan Mahapatra
ମନମୋହନ ମହାପାତ୍ର
Born(1951-11-10)10 November 1951
Died13 January 2020(2020-01-13) (aged 68)
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
OccupationDirector, writer, producer
Awards8 National Film Awards

His first film Seeta Raati made in 1976 was the first Odia film to be screened at international film festival in 1982.[2][3][4]

On 13 January 2020, Mahapatra died in a private hospital in Bhubaneswar at age 68 after battling prolonged kidney and heart ailments .[5]

FilmographyEdit

Mahapatra studied film making at the FTII, Pune, and made a first short film Anti-Memoirs (Anti-Memories) in 1975. He made his first full-fledged Odia film Seeta Raati as a director in 1976. It won him the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Odia and was screened at international film festival in 1982 — making it the first Odia film to be screened at foreign film festival.

He made couple of short films and then directed Neerab Jhada that won him another National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Odia out of eight consecutive national awards for best feature film in Odia.[2][3]

He also directed a few Hindi films, notably — Bits and Pieces starring Nandita Das, Rahul Bose, and Dia Mirza.[4][6]

As directorEdit

  • Anti-Memoirs and Anti-Memories (documentary)
  • Seeta Raati
  • Voices of Silence (documentary)
  • Konrak: The Sun Temple (documentary)
  • Neeraba Jhada (feature film)
  • Klanta Aparahna (feature film)
  • Trisandhya(feature film)
  • Majhi Pahacha (feature film)
  • Nisiddha Swapna (feature film)
  • Kichi Smruti Kichu Anubhuti (feature film)
  • Andha Diganta (feature film)
  • Vinya Samaya (feature film)
  • Agni Veena (feature film)
  • Muhurta (feature film)

As writerEdit

  • Seeta Raati – Bibhuti Pattnaik
  • Neerab Jhada – screenplay
  • Klanta Aparahna (Odia) and Tired Afternoon – story
  • Majhi Pahacaha
  • Forbidden Dream
  • Bhinna Samaya
  • Muhurta – dialogue – screenplay – story – Barendra Dhal

As producerEdit

  • Forbidden Dream
  • Neerab Jhada[7][8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Noted Odia Film Director Manmohan Mahaptra Passes Away". kalingatv.com. kalinga tv. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Orissa: Manmohan Mahapatra the Father of Odia New wave Cinema". orissadiary.com. 17 September 2011. Retrieved 14 April 2012. Mahapatra has the distinct and unique achievement in the Odia Cinema history of winning as many as eight consecutive national film awards.
  3. ^ a b "Film Journalism in Odisha". orissadiary.com. 12 September 2011. Retrieved 14 April 2012. Manmohan Mohapatra made his first film Sitarati in 1976 – It was in 1982 that Manmohan Mohapatra's Sita Rati was screened at an international film festival. It was the first Odia film to get such an honour.
  4. ^ a b "A search for identity in 'Bits and Pieces'". articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 13 April 2012. Doyen of Odia humanist cinema Mahapatra has made the film in his signature style
  5. ^ "Filmmaker Manmohan Mohapatra passes away". Update Odisha. 13 January 2020. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Orissa: Manmohan Mahapatra to direct Rahul Bose, Nandita Das, Dia Mirza in film 'Bits and Pieces'". orissadiary.com. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 14 January 2012.
  7. ^ "Manmohan Mahapatra – Filmography". imdb.com. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
  8. ^ "Manmohan Mahapatra". odiacinemaworld.blogspot.in. Retrieved 15 April 2012.

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