Sabyasachi Mohapatra

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Sabyasachi Mohapatra
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Mohapatra during Odisha State Film Awards ceremony 2014, Utkal Mandap, Bhubaneswar
Born (1950-08-27) 27 August 1950 (age 66)
Lehedi, Subarnapur, Odisha
Nationality Indian
Occupation Director, Producer
Years active 1974-now
Parent(s) Kapileswar Prasad Mohapatra (father)
Bishnupriya Mohapatra (mother)

Sabyasachi Mohapatra(born 27 August 1950) is an Odia film director, writer, and producer.[1] He was born at Lehedi, Subarnapur, Odisha, India.

He owns a production house named Mohapatra Movie Magic.[2]


He directed his first film Bhukha in Kosali Language that won International Jury award at Gijon Film festival. Later he directed and produced couple of movies. His movie Jai Jagannatha, a mythological film, was a mega-budget released in fifteen different Indian languages. After 25 years, director Sabyasachi Mohapatra is back with Sala Budha, another movie set on a rural background in the western part of the state. The film is based on a novel by renowned author Kapilesh Prasad Mohapatra (his father).

Speaking about his new venture, Mahapatra said that after Bhukha got international recognition, he always wanted to make another feature film in Sambalpuri. “I had made Bhukha in 1987 and it still remains the only feature film in Sambalpuri dialect. I feel honoured that I am going to make the second one also. It is the story of Maharaja Biramitradaya Singhdeo and his peasants in the early 20th century, when Singhdeo ruled the then Sonepur state,” said Mahapatra.

“The villages, where agriculture is the main source of sustenance, have unique culture, tradition and folk arts. Sala Budha captures the quintessential elements of rural landscape in all its simplicity and rustic nature,” the director said at the film’s premiere in Sonepur on Tuesday. This film is a tribute to all senior citizens of Odisha, added Mohapatra.

Films as director[edit]

Films as producer[edit]

  • Jhili

Films as writer[edit]


  • International Jury award
  • Sambhabana Oriya cinema award [2][4]


  1. ^ Sabyasachi Mohapatra at IMDB
  2. ^ a b "Sabyasachi Mohapatra". May 3, 2012. Retrieved April 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Sabyasachi Mohapatra back with Sala Budha". IncredibleOrissa. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Sabyasachi Mohapatra awarded in sambhabana oriya cinema award". March 11, 2011. Retrieved March 15, 2012.