One of the most familiar and eminent name in the movie industry, Odisha’s well-known filmmaker Akshay Parija is all set to enter the Bengal cinema as known as Tollywood industry from this year and the rumour turned out to be true!
Known for his excellent selection in producing content based films in the Ollywood and Bollywood industry, Akshay Parija is participating as a panellist in the ‘Media and Entertainment’ segment in the ongoing “Make in Odisha” conclave. But this is not exactly the reason why there’s so much buzz going around in both the industries.
We all will agree that Odia cinema has to go through a lot of challenges and criticism by both the audience and critics even before the release of the movies, and the reason is known to all. But just like any other big production houses in B-Town, when it comes to Ollywood, Akshay Parija Production has changed the way our regional audience look at our movies. His brilliant choice in producing motion pictures having extraordinary content, strong script, star cast and some new class of players. And this time he’s taking it to the next level setting up a high bar.
Akshay Parija, whose name is associated with remarkable movies like ‘Jianta Bhuta, Thukul, Kehi Nuhe Kahara’ in Odia and ‘Kadvi Hawa’ and ‘Halka’ in Hindi, has won 2 National Awards, 24 State Awards, and over 62 International Awards.
Normally a publicity-shy Film Maker who doesn’t uncover his film plans until and unless the film projects are completed, just dropped a bomb among the cinema lovers by announcing his entry to the Bengali Movie Industry. In his recent statement, Akshay Parija admitted that his production house is doing an association with the most respected name at present Bengal industry “Windows”. The production house which lead by well known filmmaker Shiboprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy, the duo which garnered both critical acclaims as well as commercial success.
Recent blockbusters of the director duo are Prakton, Posto, Hami, Bela Seshe and latest Dussehra release Manojder Adbhut Bari. Akshya Parija Productions will be producing seven original creative and power packed films in coming one year with Windows. Most significant of them is the sequel of ‘Bela Seshe’ named ‘Bela Shuru’ with the same cast.
But movie fraternity and our excitement is not simply because the superhit movie-making juggernaut is about to roll out; this association might also play a key role in opening new windows for the new stars, professionals, artists and strengthen production, distribution and commercial ties between both the regional movie industries and these things completely summed up all the reasons of excitement.
“Art films and original story has been always my passion. While I have made few commercial and remakes but in future, I will make films for which I will be proud even after ten years. I never made films for money nor I am after it today. Creative satisfaction and opportunity to local talents is our main objective. I am grateful to Shiboprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy for giving me such a chance of association. We are all excited for great creative days ahead not only in Bengal but also in Odisha as well as in Bollywood’, said Parija with a wink in his eyes without revealing his plans for Odisha.
Now as everyone is excited of Ollywood’s biggest production house entering the Tollywood industry, we have decided to put an end to this article in the Bong way and let us say ‘Bring it Fatafati’ because we can hardly wait! 😉