A short film on Baji Rout – the youngest martyr of India is being made in Odia language.
It is titled as “Baji – The Immortal Boat Boy”. It is about an 11-year-old boy who created history in defying the British, whose short but very inspiring life tells of the courage & valor which a young child from a remote village in Odisha had, prompting many others from the country to take up the freedom struggle, fearlessly.
Chinmoy Das, a young filmmaker, who believes in content which should act like a catalyst in the audience’s mind and engage them in a positive sense, has directed the short film.
Team Xzibit, a group of young professionals who want to make a mark in the creative genre, have got together again to bring back a timeless story which still holds good for the next generation.
Prelude, a Media Production house, who have to their credit numerous pioneering ventures and projects, have taken up the production of this film.
The short film which has been shot in some scenic rural locales of Odisha, is now in the post production stage. It will be released this October, which was also the month, in which Baji Rout was born and martyred.
Satyabrat Sanu Ratho, Director of Prelude Productions said, “we are happy to be part of original content, especially when it has its roots in our own history and culture, at same time we want to encourage young and talented filmmakers, actors and technicians to create refreshing and inspiring cinema in Odisha.”
Director Chinmay Das said, “the team has worked tirelessly to bring in the story of a real legend.”