Shesha Shrabana

Shesha Shrabana is a 1976 Odia language Indian movie. It is directed by Prashant Nanda. It stars Prashant Nanda, Mahasweta Roy, Banaja Mohanty and Hemant Das.[1][2][3] It is based on a novel of Basant Mahapatra by the same name.[4] In 1979, the film remade as Naiyya in Hindi language by the same director. This film achieved great success in terms of box office and acclaimed by reviewers.[5]

Shesha Shrabana
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Directed byPrashant Nanda
Produced byNagen Roy
Written byBasant Mahapatra
Screenplay byShibabrata Das
StarringPrashant Nanda
Mahasweta Roy
Banaja Mohanrty
Hemant Das
Dukhiram Swain
Dhira Biswall
Music byPrafulla Kar
CinematographyRajan Kinegi
Edited byMadhu Naik
Shri Jaganath films
Release date
  • 14 September 1976 (1976-09-14)
Running time
129 min


Sania (Prashant Nanda) lives with his ailing mother and friend Makara in village. They are fishermen by profession. One day they find a girl named Manika (Mahasweta Roy) in the river and rescue her. Sania brings the girls to his home and they look after the girl. After Manika gets well, Sania & Makara decide to return Manika to her parents. When they reach Manika's village, Manika's parent refuse to accept her back as she cohabited with lower caste people for some days. As no other way out, Sania takes Manika to his home. Manika falls in love with Sania. But Sania's heart doesn't allow him to accept the Manka's offer as Manika belongs to a higher caste. Sania, in the meantime tries to find out suitable match for Manika and finds a doctor, who comes to the village for the treatment of plague disease as the village was effected by plague. The doctor agrees to marry Manika and leaves the town to get his family's approval. But days pass away, the doctor doesn't return. All the villagers in the village complain against Sania and Manika living together. Manika could not bear the comments made by the villager and vanished. Sania could not control himself and turns insane.



Music of the film is composed by Prafulla Kar.

Song Lyrics Singer(s)
"Haire Hai Garaje Megha Ghum Ghum Mayura Nache" Shibabrata Das Chitta Jena, Vani Jayaram
"Maajhi Re Shesha Shrabana Puraba Pabana" Shibabrata Das Pranab Patnaik
"Manika Alo Alo Manika E Mora Manika" Shibabrata Das Chitta Jena & Mohd. Habib
"Megha barashila Tupuru Tupuru Keshura" Shibabrata Das Vani Jayaram
"Kaali Kapali Narmundamali Mun Basuli" Prafulla Kar Prafulla Kar


Box officeEdit

The film created a box office record and did run for several weeks in theaters.[8]


Actress Mahasweta Roy debuted in the film after played a small role in the film Sindura Bindu.[9] The film was part of Indian Panorama in 9th International Film Festival of India 1977 held in New Delhi.[10]



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  2. ^ "A List of Oriya Films". ORISSA CINEMA.
  3. ^ Ashish Rajadhyaksha, Paul Willemen. Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema (p-1994). Routledge, United Kingdom. ISBN 1135943257.
  4. ^ Alan Goble. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film (p-302). Walter de Gruyter, 1999. ISBN 3110951940.
  5. ^ Link, Volume 27, Issue 2 (p-41). United India Periodicals, 1984.
  6. ^ "Film : Shesha Sharabana". OdiaMusic.
  7. ^ "Shesha Srabana Songs". Full Orissa Music.
  8. ^ "A Sneak Peek Into Odia Film Industry's Runaway Hits". Odisha Blogs.
  9. ^ Nagendra Kr Singh. Encyclopaedia of women biography: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Volume 3(p-119). A.P.H. Pub. Corp., 2001. ISBN 8176482641.
  10. ^ Orissa Review, Volume 36(p-25). Home Department, Government of Orissa, 1978.
  11. ^ "Saluting stalwarts". The Hindu. 21 January 2010.
  12. ^ "National Film Awards (1976)".
  13. ^ "State Film Awards". Odia Movie Database. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015.

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