1989 Bhukha – First Sambalpuri movie & first Odia film to get an International Jury Award based on bajania tribals #OdiaFilm #OdishaTalk #Odisha
Bhukha or Bhookha is a 1989 Kosli language film directed by Sabyasachi Mohapatra. The movie was produced by Mohapatra under the banner of Kumar Productions and had music by Ramesh Kumar Mahananda. This movie is based on the Kosli play Bhukha written by Manglu Charan Biswal. This is the first Odia film to get an International Jury Award at the Gijón International Film Festival.
This film portrays the plight of the “Bajnias” or “Ganda” tribe of Odisha who are traditionally drummers by profession and the negative impact of cultural dominance by dominant class of people.
- Sarat Pujari
- Sadhu Meher
- Bijaya Pujari
- Swati Roy
- Chitta Pattnaik
- Mantu Mahapatra
Video & Songs of Bhukha
- Aarati Taarini Go Asta Udaya Arate Je Chinte
This song is based on the traditional sambalpuri folk raag “Malsri” which is also called raag Maleswari in Koshal (western orissa) region…..Only very few people r there who can sing in this raag and do justice to it……This particular song was sang by Legendary Sambalpuri/Kosali singer FAKIR PATTNAIK who is no more now….This song is a tribute to him and to the culture of KOSHAL..
- Malli Phuti Mahakila Ranga Rasiaa Ke
- Phatai Khaili Bella Kukila Re
- Subha Lagane Bara Kale Gamana Ho
Awards and nominations
- International Jury Award at Gijon International Film Festival, Spain, 1990
- Selected for World Rural Film Festival, Aurrilac, France