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There are various reports on this incident. Following is a short biography of Bairagi (from the Sambad):
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There is a deliberate attempt by the Government of Odisha to suppress the Kosli language and culture, alleged Kosal Kranti Dal (KKD) working president Baidyanath Mishra at a Press conference here on Wednesday.
He said teachers and para-teachers are being recruited to appease the minor ethic groups, including Bengali and Telugu, in the State whereas Kosli spoken by almost one and a half crore people is neither given official status nor is any step being taken for its growth due to a high degree of inferiority complex on the Government’s part.
Mishra said thousand of books in Kosli using Odia script have been published in different branches of Kosli literature, but the Government does not have any affirmative stance for promoting the rich literature. This “step-motherly attitude” towards Kosli, coupled with acute regional imbalance and other parochial considerations, has led to discontentment among the people concerned and a strong opinion to split the State.
“The recent activities of the Government and some NGOs have posed a threat to Kosli language and culture,” he alleged and called upon the people of ‘Kosalanchal’ to remain alert. The strategy of “Utkalisation of the Kosal areas” is a calculated one, but the Government has not been successful in the past nor would it be successful in future because of its ill motive as negative action would only bring negative result, he remarked.
Mishra was launching Kosli No-1, a music album brought out by Karan Raj and his young team. Congratulating all those involved in the project, he advised them to adopt the twin strategy of promotion and safeguard for their language and culture.
Editor of Paschimanchala Surama Mishra was the guest of honour on the occasion. Sagar Singh Manki, Ram Chandra Amat, Jai Singh Singh and Hrudanand Behera were among others present.
Following report is from the Samaj (online edition):
Rourkela, May 3 (PTI) Two decades after ‘Bhuka’ (Hunger), the second film in the Sambalpuri language ‘Ulugulan’ (revolution), is ready to release.
The 1989 ‘Bhuka’ (hunger) produced by Sabyasachi Mohapatra was the first Sambalpuri language film from the Orissa state to get an International Jury Award at the Gijon International Film Festival.
The new film, directed by Mahmood Hussain and produced by Purnabasi Sahu, is set in the first half of the 18th century and depicts the tyrannical rule of the Nagpur rulers.
The film revolves around Trupti Panda, who uses her ornaments to kill the governor sent by the Nagpur rulers after he makes advances to her.
“We have recreated the 18th century setting and have used fresh faces for our venture,” the producer said. “We will have to see how the audience receives the film.”
The film has been produced by Maa Mangala Movies.
Following are some links about Koshli movie “Bhukha”:
Wiki profile: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhukha
IMDb profile: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0308032/
Other sites: http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/552239
Orissa has a huge chunk of population that speaks Koshali, the predominant language of Sambalpur and Western Orissa region. However, the film industry of the State has hardly explored the potential market existing for Sambalpuri films. Hence, the venture of Maa Mangala Movies production house to produce Ullgunan – a feature film in Sambalpuri appears interesting.
Ullgunan means revolution in Sambalpuri and the film attempts to portray a revolution that had taken shape in 18th century Western Orissa by the local people against the ruling Marathas who were misbehaving with the women while coming to the villages to collect taxes, explains Deepak Panda who has scripted the story, screenplay and dialogues. “It’s partly fact and partly fiction. In fact there has been a very popular story in this region that tells how a young man’s courage to fight the mighty Marathas’ evil looks at women inspired the masses to revolt against the rulers,” he adds.
Acclaimed filmmaker Mehmood Hussain, the proud product of the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune who made the critically acclaimed film Dhare Alua, has returned to direction after a long interval. “We are confident that a filmmaker of his calibre would be able to do justice to the period film,” states producers’ duo Sanjay Sahoo and Purnamasi Sahoo. Hussain has roped in cinematographer P.Satya and Biswanath Ray as his film editor.
The cast includes Partha and Dipti – the lead pair besides many amateur actors from the region where the film’s story is based. The film has been shot in several locations in Western Orissa and actors have been chosen from among the locals to give the film an authentic flavour, says the director.
The enchanting Sambalpuri music and dance play a pivotal role in the film. Babloo Mitra has scored the music while popular singers Pankaj Jaal, Sailabhama, Pamy and a few others have lent their voice. Amulya Pal, Amir Pati and Pintoo have been the dance choreographers. The film will be ready for release in the New Year.
This is reported by Shyamhari Chakra; E-mail: email@example.com