Nagaphasa oriya film screening at Jaydev Bhavan
On 26th June 2013, Film Journalists’ Forum (FJF) is organizing Smruti Chhaya-7, the screening of classic Odia masterpiece “Nagaphasa” at Jaydev Bhavan, Bhubaneswar. On this occasion, in a brief ceremony, eminent personalities associated with this movie will be honoured. The show will start from 6.00 pm.
The film was released on December 29, 1977. Directed by Basant Nayak, the film stars yesteryear heartthrob Shriram Panda in the lead opposite Malavika Ray.
Nagaphasa was the first film of popular actor Bijay Mohanty. Ray, like Mohanty, made her debut with the blockbuster in which her seven-month-old son (Budhaditya Mohanty) was also featured.
It also featured the acclaimed Prashant Nanda. Anita Das played a pivotal role. Mohanty was seen in a negative role though he was later seen as a hero in his career. Apart from the presence of top actors, the film’s music was immensely popular and still is.
The film is known for its songs composed by Akshay Mohanty. Akshay Mohanty, Prafulla Kar, Trupti Das, Gita Patnaik and Srikant Das lent their voices to songs such as Mo kola to jhulana, Tik tik tik ghanta chale and Je dinu paichi mo priya.
Film lovers are welcome to attend the screening.