Manmohan Mahapatra (ମନମୋହନ ମହାପାତ୍ର, 10 November 1951 – 13 January 2020) was an Odia filmmaker, director, producer, and writer. He won eight consecutive national film awards for his films Nishita Swapna, Majhi Pahacha, Tired Afternoon, Neeraba Jhada, Seeta Raati, and Bhinna Samaya, among others.
His first film Seeta Raati made in 1976 was the first Odia film to be screened at international film festival in 1982.
On 13 January 2020, Mahapatra died in a private hospital in Bhubaneswar at age 68 after battling prolonged kidney and heart ailments .
1.1 As director
1.2 As writer
1.3 As producer
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Mahapatra studied film making at the FTII, Pune, and made a first short film Anti-Memoirs (Anti-Memories) in 1975. He made his first full-fledged Odia film Seeta Raati as a director in 1976. It won him the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Odia and was screened at international film festival in 1982 — making it the first Odia film to be screened at foreign film festival.
He made couple of short films and then directed Neerab Jhada that won him another National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Odia out of eight consecutive national awards for best feature film in Odia.
He also directed a few Hindi films, notably — Bits and Pieces starring Nandita Das, Rahul Bose, and Dia Mirza.
Anti-Memoirs and Anti-Memories (documentary)
Voices of Silence (documentary)
Konrak: The Sun Temple (documentary)
Neeraba Jhada (feature film)
Klanta Aparahna (feature film)
Majhi Pahacha (feature film)
Nisiddha Swapna (feature film)
Kichi Smruti Kichu Anubhuti (feature film)
Andha Diganta (feature film)
Vinya Samaya (feature film)
Agni Veena (feature film)
Muhurta (feature film)
Seeta Raati – Bibhuti Pattnaik
Neerab Jhada – screenplay
Klanta Aparahna (Odia) and Tired Afternoon – story
Muhurta – dialogue – screenplay – story – Barendra Dhal
National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Odia
29th National Film Awards
31st National Film Awards
32nd National Film Awards
34th National Film Awards
35th National Film Awards
36th National Film Awards
37th National Film Awards
40th National Film Awards
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