Odia movie Bhoka which is based on the plights of migrant communities during the infamous pandemic-triggered lockdown has now bagged an award at the 23rd Rainbow Film festival at London. The film festival was inaugurated on May 29, 2022, and concluded June 5, 2022 across East London.
The Rajeeb Mohanty directed movie is based on the struggles of a couple faced during lockdown. The film showcases the struggles of members of one Odia family after their return from Surat to Odisha. What problems they faced on their way and plight of the wife of a Surat returnee was showcased in reel life.
Corona pandemic affected people across the globe and the film tried to shed light on the issue. The lockdown and shut down left many without a livelihood and several others lost lives to the virus. Such real life situations have been portrayed in the reel by Jyoti Productions through their upcoming Odia movie ‘Bhoka’.
The film has been directed by Rajeeb Mohanty while the story, screenplay and dialogues are by Ranjan Das. Actors Ankit Kumar, Kavya Kiran will be seen in lead roles while Kuna Tripathy, Pushpa Panda, Prativa Panda, Chirajeevi, Deepa, Pritam and others will essay important roles in the film, whose producer is Sabyasachi Mohapatra.
Music for the film has been given by Bikash Das.