Bhubaneswar : Eminent film critic and author Mr. Surya Deo, who
was chosen for special mention in the 68th National Film Award 2020 for best writing on cinema for his book in Odia — ‘Kali Pain Kalira Cinema’, was felicitated by Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) on Wednesday.
SOA Founder President Prof. (Dr.) Manojranjan Nayak felicitated Mr. Deo whose book competed with 21 other publications to get the award. Congratulating Mr. Deo on his success, Prof. (Dr.) Nayak said SOA would plan to undertake research on Odia cinema and culture in collaboration with the film critic.
Mr. Deo narrated his experience in retracing the history of Odia cinema, the challenges he faced when conducting research and in documentation. The book contained detailed documentation of 21 Odia classics which included mythological, pure entertainment and parallel cinema. It contained more than 100 rare photographs and posters.
The Pro-Vice Chancellor-cum-Registrar of SOA, Prof. (Dr.) B.B. Pradhan, Advisor Prof. Jayadev Pati, Director Dr. Mahendra Prasad, CEO of Summa Real Media Private Limited Mr. Sunil Das, Prameya-News7 Group Editor Mr. Gopalkrushna Mohapatra, Prameya Group’s Director (Sales and Marketing) Mr. Himanshu Hota and Working Editor of News7 Mr. Debanarayan Sethi were present. Prof. Jyoti Ranjan Das, Dean (Students Welfare) of SOA proposed vote of thanks.