The 28th Odisha State Film Awards for 2016, to be conferred by the Department of Culture of the Government of Odisha, were announced today. The Government has announced various awards in 27 categories this year.
Veteran singer Pranab Patnaik will receive the prestigious Jayadev Puraskar, lifetime achievement award for contribution to the Odia film industry.
Odia film ‘Chini’ has been adjudged for the prestigious Mohan Sundar Dev Goswami Samman in the best feature film category. Ajay Rath will be conferred with best director award for the movie ‘Namard’.
Similarly, Samaresh Routray has won the best actor award for ‘Namard’ and Sangita Mohapatra, popularly known as Lipi, has bagged the best actress award for the movie ‘Mimansa’. Here are the winners of other popular categories:
Best Supporting Actor– Minaketan (Mimansa)
Best Supporting Actress– Mahasweta Ray (Dele Dhara Katha Sare)
Best Comedy Artist– Chittaranjan Tripathy (Love You Jessica)
Best Music Director– Goodly Rath (Tu Kahibu Na Mu)
Best Singer (Male)– Sashank (Tu Kahibu Na Mu)
Best Singer (Female)– Mahalakshmi Iyer (Mimansa)
Best Lyricist – Subrat Swain (Agastya)
Best Story – Dilip Choudhury (Namard)
Best Screenplay – Dilip Choudhury (Namard)
Best Dialogues – Dilip Choudhury (Love You Jessica)
Best Cinematographer – Dilip Ray (Chini)
Best Editor – Sukumar Mani (Love U Jessica)
Best Child Artist – Tithirupa Bahidar (Chini)
Best Art Director – Deben Amat (Chini)
Best Makeup Man – Samaresh Paul (Tu Kahibu Na Mu)
Best Choreographer – Bobby Islam (Chini)
Best Sound Recordist – Subas Sahu (Mimansa)
Best Costume Designer – Santosh Kumar Dalai (Mimansa)
Special Jury Award – Bidita Bag (Namard)
ALSO READ: Odisha students develop solar-powered wheelchair for disabled