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Jajabara (1975)
Jajabar film.jpg
Directed by Bijay Mishra
Akshaya Mohanty
Hemanta Das
Produced by Bijay Pattnaik
Written by Bijay Mishra
Screenplay by Bijay Mishra
Akshaya Mohanty
Hemanta Das
Starring Shriram Panda
Banaja Mohanty
Tripura Mishra
Pira Mishra
Dukhiram Swain
Jairam Samal
Music by Akshaya Mohanty
Cinematography Srinibas Mahapatra
Edited by Madan Gupte
Trimurty Films
Distributed by Brajaraj Movies
Country India
Language Odia

Jajabara is a 1975 Odia language Indian movie. The music was composed by Akshya Mohanty. It was produced by Mr. Bijay Pattnaik, directed by Akshaya Mohanty, Hemanta Das and Bijay Mishra (Trimurty). It stars Sriram Panda, Banaja Mohanty & Tripura Mishra.[1][2] Jajabar was the first black-and-white Odia film and also the first regional film in India to be digitally coloured and the first to be given a theatrical re-release in the state.[3]


Rashbihari Samantrai is a landlord and has two sons Anu and Arup. Anu is an industrialist and plans to start an industry in "Sundari Tota", a place owned by his father and inhabited by rural folks. But Rashbihari promises to donate the "Sundari Tota" to his religious guru for building an Ashram. The villagers requested Rashbihari not evacuate them form "Sundari Tota" as they are leaving in this place since years. But the second son Arup, who has a love interest with one of the village girl Jhili, the habitat of the place revolt back with his father against the decision to donate the land to his religious guru. At last Arup convinces his father and ended with marriage of Arup and Jhili.


  • Sriram Panda ... Arup Samantrai
  • Banaja Mohanty ... Jhili
  • Tripura Misra ... Sujata
  • Anita Das ... Sunanda
  • Hemanta Das ... Nilakantha
  • Dukhiram Swain ... Rasbihari Samantrai
  • Samuel Sahu ... Jagabandhu
  • Shyamalendu Bhattacharjee ... Gopi
  • Master Mania ... Anu Samantrai
  • J.N. Das ... Brundaban
  • Pira Misra ... Priest
  • Jairam Samal ... Sadhu Baba's assistant
  • Pratap Rath ... Paria
  • Preeti Patnaik ... Chameli
  • Radharani ... Aunt
  • Bhabani Panda ... Clerk
  • Pramod Mohanty ... Sadhu Baba
  • Meera ... Brajabasi


Song Lyrics Singer(s)
Jajabara Mana Mora Simahin Asha Mora Akshaya Mohanty Akshaya Mohanty
Hae Se Harini Aakhi Anila Mote Akshaya Mohanty [[Pranab Pattnaik
Phur Kina Udi Galaa Bani Akshaya Mohanty Trupti Das & Geeta Patnaik
Danei Dasi Kahere Akshaya Mohanty Akshaya Mohanty & Geeta Patnaik
Gadi Chale Pachhei Akshaya Mohanty Akshaya Mohanty & Trupti Das



The story was based on nomad lifestyle. The nomad turned onto human being falls in love, fight for love and wins love fighting with many ifs and buts. The electrifying love story, with intense comedy, wonderful music has made "Jajabara" a success to remember era together.


The black and white Oriya film 'Jajabara' conversed to colour. With his team of digital artist Tilak Ray and 18 roto artists, Bapu Lenka has made an exceptional effort to revive and preserve the loved movie, making it the first black and white regional film of the country to have been coloured. Never would have been possible without the effort of 21 technocrats, 736 days of time to film. Tilak Ray, the Director of Digital Painting along with his associated roto-artists make it. It contains 2,19,000 frames.[6]



  1. ^ "Jajabar". Odia Movie database. 
  2. ^ "Jajabar". Incredible Orissa. 
  3. ^ "A journey of cinema history". The Telegraph. 2010-08-21. 
  4. ^ "Film : Jajabara". OdiaMusic. 
  5. ^ "Jajabara Songs". Full Orissa Music. 
  6. ^ "Infusing colour into Jajabara". The New Indian Express. 
  7. ^ "State Film Awards". Odia Movie Database. 

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