Sambalpuri Odia Cinema
Gross box office
National filmsIndia: 10 crore (US$1.3 million)

The first ever Sambalpuri movie released was Bhukha. It was released in the year 1989 and was directed by Sabyasachi Mohapatra. It was also the first film from Odisha to get an International Jury Award at the Gijon International Film Festival.[citation needed] The second film in Sambalpuri language is Ulugulan (Revolution), which was released in 2008, directed by Mahmood Hussain and produced by Purnabasi Sahu. Its story is set in the first half of the 18th century and depicts the tyrannical rule of the Nagpur rulers.[1]

In 2013 a Sambalpuri Odia film was released called Alar:- The Orphan, which also became the first-ever commercial cinema (Previous two were Art/Parallel Cinema) of Saliwood. Story/Screenplay/Produced by: Manabhanjan Nayak and Directed by: Litu Mohanty.


Year Film Director Producer Notes
1989 Bhukha Sabyasachi Mohapatra Kumar Productions This is the first film of Odisha to get an International Jury Award at the Gijón International Film Festival, Spain[2][3][4]
2008 Ulugulan Mahmood Hussain Maa Mangala Movies Second Sambalpuri language film in two decades[5][6]
2011 Samiya'r Khel [7]
2013 Alar:The Orphan Litu Mohanty Manabhanjan Nayak 1st Ever Sambalpuri Commercial Cinema
Sala Budha Sabyasachi Mohapatra Chintu B. Mohapatra The film had won awards in seven categories at Odisha State Film Awards including best film and best director[8][9]
2014 Aadim Vichar Sabyasachi Mohapatra Sushant Kumar Mohapatra
Chintu B. Mohapatra
won 62nd National Film Awards in 2015.[10][11]
2015 Saha Mate Maa Samalei Panini Prajna
2016 Chini: A Sweet Eternal
2016 Mue Dewana Tue Dewani Manabhanjan Nayak Executive Producer & Music Director:- Naba Mahattam


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