It is said and it’s also true that an artist or a creative person never forgets his craft. It is also true that artists never die. They live on for generations through their craft. Ollywood lost some eminent personalities in 2018 but they will continue to live in the hearts of their audience.
Parbati Ghose (Actress/Director/Producer)- She made her debut with ‘Sree Jagannath’ in 1950 as a child artiste.
Ashok Swain (Cameraperson) – He began his career by working as an assistant cameraman for an Indo-Russian children’s film, “The Black Mountain”
Chitta Jena (Singer) – He had made his debut as a playback singer with the movie ‘Mana Akasha’ in 1974.
Amiya Patnaik (Producer/Director) – Patnaik made his foray into the Odisha film industry as director and producer with the film, ‘Mamata Mage Mula’ (1985).
Gurukrushna Goswami (Lyricist) – He started his journey of writing songs with the film ‘Maa’, released in 1958.
Narayan Prasad Singh (Lyricist) – He had written a number of milestone songs in 1960s and 1970s
Anita Das (Actress) – She started her career with ‘Jajabara’.
Subash Rout (Producer) – He had produced a number of popular Odia movies, including ‘Suna Panjuri’, ‘Santana’, ‘Bhagya Hate Dori’, ‘Laxman Rekha’ and ‘Singha Vahini’.
Nagen Ray (Director) – He was the first Odia to have directed a colour film. The movie ‘Gapa Hele Bi Sata’ was released in 1976 and ‘Tapasya’ was the last film directed by Ray released in 1980 enriched Oida cinema.
Odia film names go a step further—Love you Hamesha, Mo Dil Kahe Ilu Ilu, IshqTu Hi Tu.. .either Odia words are not capable of expressing ...
Pandit Balakrushna Dash, who combined the teachings from Odissi maestro Gokul Srichandan, Hindustani legend Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan and numerous Bengali composers including Timir Baran, with whom he worked, was another such great creative soul.
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