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Odia film on life of Bhima Bhoi

A documentary film, based on the life of saint poet Bhima Bhoi, will be released shortly at Khaliapali of Sonepur district and Bhubaneswar.

This bilingual film, made in Odia and English, is expected to release towards April end or early May.

It is a production of the film division of the information and broadcasting ministry of the Union government.

The Central Board of Film Certification has cleared the film. The film was shot at Khaliapali and Sonepur, apart from Redhakhole of Sambalpur district.

Historian Sadananda Agrawal, who worked as the subject specialist and music director of the film, described it as a historic project that would do a lot of good in highlighting Bhima Bhoi.

Santosh Prusty, one of the film division directors directed the film.

Bhima Bhoi film in Odia and English

In 1860s, Bhima Bhoi came to Khaliapali (then in Sonepur state), where he wrote numerous poems, preached and propagated Alekhism or Mahima Dharma and professed the philosophy of Sunyabada (nothingness).

The poet died in 1895 at Khaliapali, where now stands his memorial temple called Sunya Mandir and a monastery where followers of Mahima Dharma live. (Source – The Telegraph)

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