The first ever Sambalpuri movie released was Bhukha or Bhuka. It was released in the year 1989 and was directed by Sabyasachi Mohapatra. It was also the first film from Odisha to get an International Jury Award at the Gijon International Film Festival. The second film in Sambalpuri language is Ulugulan (Revolution), which was released in 2008, directed by Mahmood Hussain and produced by Purnabasi Sahu. Its story is set in the first half of the 18th century and depicts the tyrannical rule of the Nagpur rulers.
|Sambalpuri Odia Cinema|
|Gross box office|
|National films||India: ₹10 crore (US$1.4 million)|
In 2013 a Sambalpuri Odia film was released called Alar:- The Orphan, which was also became the first-ever commercial cinema (Previous two were Art/Parallel Cinema) of Saliwood. Story/Screenplay/Produced by: Manabhanjan Nayak & Directed By: Litu Mohanty.
|1989||Bhukha||Sabyasachi Mohapatra||Kumar Productions||This is the first film of Odisha to get an International Jury Award at the Gijón International Film Festival, Spain|
|2008||Ulugulan||Mahmood Hussain||Maa Mangala Movies||Second Sambalpuri language film in two decades|
|2013||Alar:The Orphan||Litu Mohanty||Manabhanjan Nayak||1st Ever Sambalpuri Commercial Cinema|
|Sala Budha||Sabyasachi Mohapatra||Chintu B. Mohapatra||The film had won awards in seven categories at Odisha Sate Film Awards including best film and best director|
|2014||Aadim Vichar||Sabyasachi Mohapatra||Sushant Kumar Mohapatra
Chintu B. Mohapatra
|won 62nd National Film Awards in 2015.|
|2015||Saha Mate Maa Samalei||Panini Prajna|
|2016||Chini: A Sweet Eternal|
|2016||Mue Dewana Tue Dewani||Manabhanjan Nayak||Executive Producer & Music Director:- Naba Mahattam|
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