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30th Odisha State Film Awards announced

Bhubaneswar: The Culture department on Tuesday announced the 30th Odisha State Film Awards.

Odia movie ‘Bhija Matira Swarga’ has been adjudged as the best feature film.

Manmohan Mohapatra has been adjudged as the best director while Mihir Das is adjudged the best actor and Archita Sahu to get the best actress.

Noted writer Bijay Mishra will get the prestigious Jayadev Award for his lifetime contribution to the Odia film industry.

Film producer Akshay Parija will get Mohan Sundar Dev Goswami Samman (in the Best Film category) for his film Bhija Matira Swarga.

D. Niranjan Reddy has been adjudged the best story writer for the movie Ole Ole Dil Bole.

Basantraj Samal has been adjudged best lyricist for the movie ‘Sathi Tu FeriAa’, Karunakar (best playback singer male) for Feri Aa and Antara Chakraborty (best singer female) for Sathi Tu Feri Aa.

The culture department also announced the 7th State Tele Film Awards.