Jay Jagannath is the only Odia movie released in 15 different languages – Odia, Hindi, English, Bengali, Assamese, Chhattisgarhi, Bhojpuri, Rajasthani, Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Nepali.
This multilingual mythological film is directed by Sabyasachi Mohapatra. It starred Sritam Das, Jyoti Mishra, Pintu Nanda, Sadhu Meher, Sarat Pujari, Mohini Shilalipi, Debasish, Hara Pattanaik, Pradyumna Lenka, Monalisa, Ratan Meher and others.
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The movie is produced by B Chintu Mohapatra under the banner of Mohapatra Movie Magic Pvt Ltd. Sabyasachi Mohapatra, a staunch devotee of Lord Jagannath, said the film was a result of around 15 years of planning.
State of the art graphics, rich production values and divine music are the highpoints of Jay Jagannath odia movie. This socio-mythological film has six songs in all. Akshaya Mohanty is the music director.
The story of ‘Jay Jagannath’ is based on the ancient scripture Laxmi Purana. The untouchables were not allowed to pray, worship and do rituals to God in the ancient ages. Sriya, one of the important characters in this story, dares to pray and worship and wins over the support of Goddess Lakshmi. The real drama begins when Lakshmi is separated by Lord Jagannath at the behest of his brother Balaram (Balabhadra) because she ends discrimination on earth by encouraging even untouchables to conduct rituals and worship.
As Lakshmi moves out of Jagannath’s household, Jagannath and Balaram undergo immense suffering — so much so that they have to starve without water and food. The curse of Lakshmi had such a severe impact on the brothers that for 12 years they had a tough time. Soon they realised the importance of Lakshmi and were keen to bring her back to their abode. Lakshmi returned to Jagannath’s abode on one condition: There will be no discrimination of caste and creed on earth.