Bhubaneswar: Akshay Parija’s production short film ‘Paika Bidroha’ has won the special jury award at the 9th Mumbai International Short Film Festival 2020.
Based on the tumultuous event of the first war of independence in the Indian subcontinent. It was an armed rebellion against the British East India Company’s rule in 1817, much before the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857.
Directed by Nischay Rout and Anuj Tyagi, the film stars Manoj Mishra and Samaresh Routray.
Haraprashad had written the story, screenplay, and dialogues. The costumes of this periodic film were designed by the film’s co-producer, Barnali Rath.