Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jan 11:
First Odia historical movie– “Buxi Jagabandhu- the Forgotten Legend”—was launched at a city-based hotel in Odisha capital today.
Ollywood superstar Anubhav Mohanty starrer movie will be the first ever periodic film in the industry which is produced by NRI businessman Akshay Parija.
The actor-turned-politician will be seen in and as Buxi Jagabandhu. Known to be Ollywood’s box office smasher in genres like romantic comedy, drama and action, this film will be offbeat for the artist.
Parija, known to be a trend setter in Ollywood with award winning films like Jianta Bhuta, Thukul and Kehi Nuhen Kahara under his belt, is back again with a genre unexplored yet in the Industry.
Not divulging much on the plot of the movie, Akshay Parija said, “The research on the Paika Vidroh is still under process. This was the first resistance against the British that brought victory and was institutional in driving out the enemies in Khurdha so much so that they feared encroaching upon the territory. Buxi Jagabandhu played a pivotal role in Odisha’s rise against the Britishers, yet there is hardly any mention of him in the national and world history. This film is a humble tribute to rediscover and unearth Odisha’s forgotten legends who laid their life in the service of their motherland.”
“After 12 years of successful film career, I will be reinventing myself in a completely different character and personality. I am very excited being instrumental in reviving a 200 year glorious history of my mother state,” said Anubhav.
Odisha is not very much known as a warrior state other than rich art, culture and history. Through this film, we will be able to showcase the glorious history of many warrior clans in Odisha, outside Odisha and infact all over the world, added Parija.