Report by Ashok Palit; Bhubaneswar: Raja, the annual agrarian festival of the state is regarded as the odia film industry's most important money-making season. People all over the state, especially women, are in the mood for revelry during the three days of the festival. Traditionally, women do not do any housework or field labour for three days; they dress up in new clothes and play on swings all day long. It's time for unadulterated fun and, in this movie-crazy state; fun is incomplete without a visit to the neighborhood theatre.
This year on Raja, four new movies Matric Fail, Raja Jhia Sathe Heigala Bhaba, Idiot and Rangila Toka are all set to send the box office registers rolling. The movies belong to different genres; while Matric Fail, ' is a love story-cum-family drama, Raja Jhia Sathe Heigala Bhaba, is a romantic musical, Idiot a comedy and suspense and Rangila Toka is out and out first odia cinema in which most popular comedian Papu pom pom essayed the lead role opposite Devjani.
Matric Fail is the latest venture of Vidishacraft featuring the hit Ollywood pair Anubhav and Barsha. The film is an out-and-out musical romance directed by choreographer-turned-director Sudhakar Basant. Abhijit Mazumdar has scored the music for this film. Raja Jhia Sathe Heigala Bhaba has Arindam & Archita in lead role, while Sudhansu Sahoo act as a director and Premananda has scored the music, giving tough competition to these two love stories is Idiot, a Green India Media & Entertainment Pvt Ltd production. With a storyline based on suspense thriller .Babusan and Riya were doing a lead in idiot.
The film is directed by Ashok Pati and the music is by Guduli Rath, Rangila Toka is being produced under the banner of Oscar Movies produced by Pravas Chandra Rout, Directed by Muralidharan and Music is by Abhijit Majumdar, Papu, Sidhant & Debjani comprise the main cast.