Bhubaneswar: The legend of Buxi Jagabandhu Bidyadhar Mohapatra Bhramarbar Ray, leader of the historic Paika Revolt of 1817 in Odisha’s Khurda, will come to screen with a new series namely ‘Vidrohi’ that will be aired on Star Plus and streamed on Disney+ Hotstar soon.
The story of the Vidrohi will be set in the British era around the time of the rebellion against the British East India Company in Odisha in the year 1817.
The trailer of ‘Vidrohi’, which was released by the channel yesterday, features Buxi Jagabandhu being stopped by the British force from entering the Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri. Subsequently, Buxi Jagabandhu’s associates give a befitting reply to the British force by attacking them with bow and arrow.
The story of war cry, rebellion, rights to the motherland is sure to bring a new essence of patriotism dipped in mythology. Apart from Sharad, the show also stars Sulagna Panigrahi, Hemal Ingle in leads, and Saurabh Gokhle, Nikhil Damle, Priya Tandon, Danny Sura in pivotal roles
Jagabandhu Bidyadhara Mohapatra Bhramarbara Raya popularly known as “Bakshi Jagabandhu” or “Paikali Khandayat Bakshi” was the commander of the forces of the king of Khurda. He is one of the earliest freedom fighters of India. The great Paika rebellion in 1817 was under his leadership.