Odia Short film on “Baji Rout” awarded at 6th Noida International Film Festival 2019

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The story of the youngest martyr of Indian freedom struggle, Baji Rout of Odisha, “Baji The Immortal Boat Boy” produced by Prelude, a media and production house, got a befitting acknowledgement at the Sixth Noida International Film Festival last week. Producer Satyabrat Sanu Ratho’s ‘Baji The Immortal Boat Boy’ bagged the Best Editing Film Award for 2019 at the festival.

The short but very inspiring life of this young child from a remote village in Odisha was being directed by Chinmay Das, a young filmmaker who believes in quality content. Team Xzibit, a group of young professionals, who wants to make a mark in the creative genre, has got together to come up with this time-less story which still holds good for the next generation.

The award winning film rekindles the indomitable spirit and the pride for the glory of Odisha. Editor Kamalakanta Sahoo, has portrayed the brave spirit of a child for his motherland through this film.

I am happy that the film got recognition. This was my first step towards changing people’s perception about Odia movies. Prelude Productions will definitely try to come up with such movies to motivate upcoming directors and stories,” said Satyabrat.


Arijeet Mishra has played the lead role of Baji Rout. Others who star in the movie are Pranab Prasanna Rath, Partha Sarathi Ray, Bhaswati Basu, Vikas Choudhary, Nisikant Nayak, Jagannath Rath, Deepanjali Mohanty and Vicky Vijay. The script is by Sumit Panda, the story and screenplay are by Chinmay Das and the director of photography is Soumya Mohanty.

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