The first part of Debata Hoile Marai (Even God will die), a documentary on Nabakalebara was released by Union Petroleum and Natural Gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday.
The documentary is a unique reflection on the Jagannath culture and is produced in both Odia and English languages.
Produced by Lighthouse production house of the State with financial assistance from the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (PNG), the documentary will be available on YouTube from June.
While the first part of the film deals with the concept of Nabakalebara and its relation to humanity and divinity, the second part will be released in July, Pradhan said.
Based on meticulous research, the original Odia script for the film was done by eminent writer Dr Bibudharanjan. The script has been rendered into English by senior journalist Sandeep Sahu.
Effortless presentation and intelligent use of graphics mark this aesthetically made film.
“I am sure this extremely well made film would go a long way in propagating the religious and spiritual significance of Nabakalebara both inside and outside the state,” Pradhan said after launching the DVD of Debata Hoile Marai film at Hotel Mayfair.
“People can watch the film on Zee Kalinga channel every Saturday on 8 pm and 10:30 pm from May 2,” said director Gurujee Swetachandan.
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