Ollywood’s relationship with Diwali is not as deep as with Holi. I have often wondered why we have so many Holi songs in Odia cinema and rarely do we have Diwali songs.
For all our readers and fans observing the occasion, what could be better than a list of odia film songs to enjoy over the celebrations today.
1. Dibali Dibali Dibali (Panchu Pandav – 1989)
This song was in film Panchu Pandav. Mahasweta Ray, Puspa Panda, Prativa Panda, Bina and Manjushri performed in this song together. Prashanta Nanda hero and Sisir Mohan Pati was the director. P.A. Salim choreographed the song. Budha Maharana constructed the set.
This is regarded as the best odia song on Deepavali. Anuradha Paudwal had sung it, in the music direction of Prafulla Kar. Famous Kathak dancer Gopi Krishna choreographed and danced in this song with Mahasweta Ray. Shooting took place at Bombay Chandivali studio. Prashanta Nanda was the director of the film.
Another song is Mitare Mita from film ‘I Love You’. This is a romantic song. But the backdrop is Deepavali or Kali Puja. You may count this song.